In the spring and summer of 2020, The Learning Guild conducted two surveys: one to capture data regarding the initial impact that COVID-19 had on the L&D industry and a follow-up to see how strategies, methods, and tools had evolved. These surveys found that many organizations, facilitators, schools, and teachers had to quickly find ways to transform their face-to-face (F2F) workplace training and academic education to accommodate social distancing and shelter-in-place orders. Now, virtual classrooms have become the new norm. However, this quick shift to the virtual space has not necessarily resulted in the most efficient and productive learning outcomes.

Because the future is uncertain, it is hard to say whether F2F training will regain its prominence any time soon (Torrance, 2020). Therefore, we need to find new ways to optimize our remote training efforts. In this month’s research report, Evidence-Based Ideas for Virtual Classroom Experiences, Jane Bozarth outlines her findings on the approaches and factors that support virtual learning. She shares her observations on virtual classroom best practices, as well as tips for implementing those practices. Now that virtual classrooms are being incorporated on a larger scale, Bozarth aims to answer the question: How can we do it even better?

Download the full research report now to learn more about instructional methods for supporting workplace learning and practical strategies for enhancing your virtual classroom experiences.

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