Using Virtual Learning Tools to Create Training Experiences

You’ve worked hard on your training presentation, incorporating graphics, interactive exercises and discussion groups. As you watch the faces of younger employees, you notice that many of them are looking at their phones, texting, or otherwise engaged with technology – but not the training. And, they are certainly not responding to your opening speech despite your efforts to provide an interesting, relevant course. However, the problem may not be in the content but the delivery. Consequently, many companies are foregoing traditional training presentations and turning to virtual learning tools for training experiences.

You’ve probably already guessed that technology is clearly winning the hearts and minds of younger employees, especially Generation Z. These are individuals born between approximately 1995 and 2010 and are only now beginning to impact the workforce. Technology and social media play massive roles in their daily lives. As a result, using old methods to teach and train is out-of-date, out-of-touch and ineffective.

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