And now for something completely different1 … instead of passing along my own bright ideas I thought I would show that I live my life as suggested by a former boss – surrounded by people smarter than me. One of those smart peeps is Ian Savage, a consultant who has reinvented himself as the master of “Virtual Instructor-Led Training (ILT).”
For those of you not familiar with the concept, consider yourself lucky! Most of the training firms I know have been dragged down this path because their biggest clients have imposed travel freezes that effectively kill off their chances to make money the old-fashioned way of running two day workshops. Virtual ILT is another name for “Web-Based Instructor-Led Training,” and I’m assuming most of you don’t need a decoder ring to know what that implies.
Some firms, like Infomentis, have already invested heavily in this area. When I first heard about what they were doing I was shocked because I didn’t realize web-meeting technology had gotten to the point of allowing breakout rooms so you could mirror a ‘regular’ class.