New report forecasts a jump in virtual training next year
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%
Entry filed under: corporate training, Training, training and development, virtual training. Tags: Business, Distance Learning, E-learning, Education, Education and Training, Online Training, training, Training and development.