ASTD Infoline: Facilitating in the Global Virtual Classroom

As the number of organizations with a global footprint continues to grow, the training function in an organization must keep pace with this trend by offering training solutions designed for global audiences.  To reach global audiences efficiently, many organizations offer training delivered in a virtual classroom using web conferencing technology.

Successfully delivering training in the global virtual classroom requires more than simply placing your slides from an in-person training into your virtual classroom tool, as many have learned the hard way. Both the course materials and facilitation techniques must be adjusted for delivery in the global virtual classroom. The importance of making adjustments applies to those who regularly facilitate in-person training with for global audiences and are asked to facilitate that same training in a virtual classroom, as well as those who regularly facilitate in a virtual classroom for national audiences and want to add international participants to that mix.

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