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Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) refers to training that is delivered in a virtual or simulated environment, or when instructor and learner are in separate locations. Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience. VILT can be conducted synchronously or asynchronously.

VILT is one of the fastest growing methods of internet-based learning delivery. Steady increases in bandwidth and collaboration software technologies have promoted VILT to a practical and inviting solution for reaching widely dispersed learners efficiently and cost-effectively. Virtual instructor-led training is transforming the way millions of people learn, both on and off the job. Increasingly, businesses are employing it as part of broader blended solutions for training and development.

BENEFITS OF VILT

  • Reduced cost. Due to the nature of VILT, travel and lodging costs can be reduced or eliminated completely.
  • Convenience. VILT students can choose when and where they would like participate in training courses – whether they are at home, in the office, or on their mobile devices.
  • Modular design. To appeal to busy students and professionals, many VILT programs offer training content in short, incremental modules, which can be completed independently or in combination with other courses or curricula.
  • Increased capacity and scalability. VILT can accommodate large numbers of students without increasing the amount of materials or space needed in typically classroom settings.
  • Increased diversity. Because of the reach that VILT provides, students and instructors from a variety of culture and geographic backgrounds can participate simultaneously.