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The Book of Road-Tested Activities by Elaine Biech

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Chapter 15

Online Learning: Tools to Try

The basic concept of distance learning is not new. In fact, the training profession is moving into its second decade of “practicing” what we now (for the most part) call e-learning. The lingo has changed—webinars, online classes, virtual classrooms—but whatever you call it, learning powered by the digital revolution is here to stay.

However, it is safe to say that many trainers are somewhat reluctant to fully embrace the notion and perfect their design and delivery techniques. But, as Vince Lombardi once said, “Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.”

Most organizations have increased their use of virtual training due to travel restrictions, budget cuts, and an increasingly ...

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