New report forecasts a jump in virtual training next year

December 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm 1 comment

Corporate Training budgets are getting the squeeze, and a recent report from Bersin shows that companies scaled their efforts last year increasingly through virtual learning, resulting in cost per training hour to $52 in 2011.

That’s the lowest in the last six years.

Now, a new survey from ON24 reveals what HR & Training professionals plan to do in 2013.

The survey, conducted among 3,000 training professionals attending ON24’s Virtual Learning Edge, found that fully 9 in 10 (91%) HR and training professionals plan to increase the use of virtual training at their companies in 2013, and 1 in 3 (33%) even said they would be increasing use by more than 25%.

The biggest benefits noted were reduced travel time (83%), more convenient (83%), more cost effective (79%), easier to involve company experts (52%), higher participation rates (43%) and more consistent training (38%

Asked which characteristics matter most in a virtual trainer, the top answer was effective user of quizzes, polls and social media (88%), followed by:

  •  Facilitation skills – 83%
  • Voice inflection – 74%
  • Good with technology – 69%
  • Topic matter expertise – 60%
  • Funny – 50%

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