Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people have become reliant on virtual platforms like Zoom to stay connected. Having a close substitute for face-to-face human interaction has become a lifeline. We want social contact, seeing other people’s faces and hearing their voices.
Like everywhere else, virtual platforms are now widely used for delivering professional training. But gradually expectations are rising. Those attending training sessions are increasingly expecting face-to-face workshops or presentations to be transformed into live online learning. And they want those sessions to be well-delivered. They want the accompanying resources easily available.
Placing virtual learning alongside existing resources
Many companies provide training programmes for their staff through a range of learning resources, often organised within learning management systems (LMS).
Cambridge-based Acteon has been working with companies for the past 40 years to help them develop and hone creative learning resources and campaigns for staff training and internal communications. Last year, Acteon launched ‘Breeio’, a rebranded version of its widely used and trusted LMS.
In rapid response to the changing needs of clients during lockdown, the Breeio team has expanded the system to provide easy transfer of face-to-face courses onto Zoom.
Acteon’s managing partner Matt Borg explains: “From the start of lockdown, we had so much feedback from our clients and contacts that they were grappling with moving face-to-face learning to live online delivery. They were struggling with the administrative burden of setting these up, inviting participants, and trying to track attendance and feedback.”
Breeio’s new streamlined integration with Zoom makes it easy to create and run virtual events, sending invitations and joining instructions from within the LMS. It also enables reporting on attendance and completion, and provides event planning tools.
Matt Borg adds: “Our clients have been saying they need to preserve the blended learning experience, which is so valuable for learners. They want all the resources in one place, including the connection to the virtual classroom. And they need a hub for virtual participants to access everything they need to support learning.”
Access to virtual classroom sessions is presented alongside the existing content developed for blended learning programmes.
Webinar: First steps into virtual
To support L&D leaders and facilitators making the move to virtual classroom delivery, Breeio is partnering with the UK’s virtual classroom guru Jo Cook from ‘Lightbulb Moment’ to offer a free one-hour webinar with tips on how to transform face-to-face training into impactful live online events.
Join us tomorrow (3rd June )at 10am BST. Places are limited - to register interest please visit www.breeio.com/first-steps-into-virtual
Thousands of learners worldwide use Breeio, the brighter Learning Management System developed by the experts at Acteon. Breeio’s mission is to give you everything you need to deliver unforgettable experiences for your learners and to shine within your organisation. Breeio now seamlessly integrates with Zoom to help you manage and track virtual learning as part of your blended learning programme.
To find out more, please visit breeio.com/zoom.
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