The trainer's role in a virtual classroom requires additional knowledge and skills. The online trainer uses different tools, such as web collaboration software, to interact with participants. The participants are virtual—separated in different locations—which also requires a new training mind-set. Sometimes there is no live communication at all, with participants reading and responding to information on a designated website. Coordinat-ing these components demands specific skills from the online trainer. This Infoline will make delivering online training simple. With today's e-learning tools, you don't even have to be tech-savvy; many of the tools are intuitive and just re-quire a little practice. You'll be able to: define types of online training, transition your training skills to an online envi-ronment, and engage participants using a variety of methods. The Online Trainer's Checklist Job Aid at the back of this issue will make online training a snap.
- Title: Simple, Effective Online Training
- Release date: January 2008
- Publisher(s): Association for Talent Development
- ISBN: 9781562865207