ILT…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

In the training world, we often refer to instructor-led-training (ILT) as the gold standard. But it recently occurred to me that the underlying assumption here might not be correct, and that ILT might not be the ultimate high-value training after all. Digital learning environments like massive open online courses (MOOCs) are starting to challenge the preeminence of ILT. What are the top advantages and disadvantages of ILT?

ILT, Elearning, or MOOC? When to Use Common Training Formats

Your Training Edge

The point is that when many people, even in L&D departments, think about effective corporate training, they have one specific format in mind, and that format is usually either instructor-led training (ILT) or elearning. Today, however, with innovation and new technologies, there are many different types of training formats in use, including the classics (ILT and elearning) as well as newer developments like complex computer-based simulations and massive open online courses (MOOCs).

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How MOOCs Are Improving Traditional ILT

Your Training Edge

One of the biggest impacts MOOCs have had is not in the massive online arena at all; it is in more traditional forms of education, namely, instructor-led training (ILT). The game has changed and ILT, whether delivered face-to-face or online, is fundamentally different today from what it was before MOOCs came on the scene. Here are some ways MOOCs are improving ILT for all forms of delivery: Higher Expectations.

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ILT vs. VILT vs. eLearning vs. Video Learning: Traditional or Digital Learning

Roundtable Learning

There’s the tried-and-true in-person instructor-led training (ILT). In this article, we’ll provide clear definitions of ILT and its digital cousins, and we’ll note important considerations for building a program anchored in each solution. Cons of Instructor-Led Training (ILT).

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Learning & Development: How To Do It Right (2020 Update)


In that same school of thought, with most of the world’s resources being accessible on laptops, lablets, and mobile devices, a learning platform should be too. Ideally, you want to know who your subject matter experts are and let them do a lot of the talking on your platform.

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Tips for Conducting Successful Virtual ILT Sessions


By definition, a virtual classroom is a platform which enables the instructors and learners carry out a learning process over Web, in lieu of a traditional classroom. Using a Virtual classroom just as a platform to share available content is futile. Evaluation is also a part of interaction and to evaluate in a virtual classroom, there are various tools that an instructor can adopt.

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Customer Spotlight: How InterSystems Increased Product Adoption with Virtual Labs


Since InterSystems overhauled its training program using Open edX and Appsembler’s Virtual Labs platform , the company has been able to use the additional feedback it received through the extra training available to make changes to its product. Prior to investing in virtual training lab environments, InterSystems held trainings in-person via Instructor Led Training (ILT). Blog Business Featured post increase product adoption software training virtual labs

Construction Estimation Software & Resource Increases User Adoption by Training

Knowledge Synonyms

Construction Estimation Software & Resource Increases User Adoption by Training. Our client platform is a single source of truth when it comes to construction cost data. User adoption was increased by 3.2%.



For many years now, you have been inspiring the community with your insights on e-learning technologies, platforms, tools and tips. Learning designers themselves are learning more about the psychology of learning behaviors that it’s not always about self-paced e-learning or an ILT workshop.

Simple Ways to Convert ILT Courses to E-learning

CommLab India

So how does one effectively transform ILT courses into engaging online courses? The objectives of ILT courses and e-learning are the same, to help learners acquire knowledge and skills, change their behavior, and improve performance outcomes. But the styles and methods adopted by instructors or course designers to achieve this are different, and this should be at the back of your mind when attempting a conversion. eLearning Design ILT to e-learning

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Your First Steps to Adopting ‘Learning in the Flow of Work’


In the rush to be an agile company that meaninglessly adopts new learning technologies, creates hundreds of new courses and disseminates them rapidly; we sometimes lose sight of what is really important. This would mean everything from rewarding employees for teaching others to adopting new learning tools that enable ‘learning in the flow of work’. These include workshops, ILT courses, videos etc. Digital Adoption Employee Training Uncategorized

Top 10 Benefits of Adopting Blended Training Approach

Adobe Captivate

Last few years have seen a steady increase in demand for conversion of Instructor Led Training (ILT) to fully online or a blended training. As you can determine from the name, the blended training is the “middle of the road” approach between the fully facilitated Instructor Led Training (ILT) and self-paced, learner driven online training (eLearning or mobile learning). The blended training approach offers several benefits over the traditional Instructor Led Training or ILT.

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Why Should You Adopt Blended Learning, and How Can You Design It to Ensure Success?

EI Design

Why Does It Make Business Sense to Adopt Blended Learning? Instructor-Led Training (ILT) isn’t dying and will continue to be the preferred mode for several trainings. Model 3: Significant online learning with short and focused face-to-face, ILT training.

Podcast 34: Online Customer Education Success – With Brittany Tamul of ArrowStream

Talented Learning

For us, that’s where Thought Industries has come in as an online customer education platform. So, with instructor-led training (ILT), they get a personal touch through direct interaction with our team. In other words, our ILT time commitment has decreased by about 40%.

8 Essential Questions on The Future Of Corporate Education In 2018

Your Training Edge

Several learning experience platforms are opting for microlearning as included in the corporate education system. Even though instructor- training (ILT) is often considered to be a convenient process of offering corporate education to the employees, video-based ILT (VILT) is slowly taking over this space. In normal ILT sessions, using different instructors may often lead to misrepresentation of the learning material.

Why Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training – 8 Questions Answered

EI Design

It is more than a buzz and is gaining momentum on account of increased adoption of mobile learning. This article addresses 8 questions on why adopting gamification for corporate training makes sense. 8 Questions Answered: Why You Should Adopt Gamification For Corporate Training. At EI Design , we have an established gamification practice and we have seen a steady increase in the last two years in its adoption for serious learning (for corporate training).

Top 5 Trends For 2021 That Can Help L&D Professionals Prepare For The Future

Roundtable Learning

Messaging Platforms ( Slack , Chatwork , Microsoft Teams , etc.). Teams can collaborate with one another on project management platforms, connect over video calls, message over online chats, and more. Traditional ILT Is A Thing Of The Past.

Instructor Led Training…Is It Still the Gold Standard?

Your Training Edge

In the training world, we often refer to instructor-led-training (ILT) as the gold standard. But it recently occurred to me that the underlying assumption here might not be correct, and that ILT might not be the ultimate high-value training after all. Digital learning environments like massive open online courses (MOOCs) are starting to challenge the preeminence of ILT. What are the top advantages and disadvantages of ILT?

What a MOOC Is and What It Isn’t

Your Training Edge

In barely three years, they have expanded from a single course on artificial intelligence taught by Sebastian Thrun and Peter Norvig in the fall of 2011 to thousands of MOOCs taught by instructors from leading colleges, universities, and companies on various platforms around the world. A MOOC is a framework, not a platform. One of the biggest sources of confusion I encounter is the idea that a MOOC is an online learning platform, a learning management system (LMS).

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A Case Study On Using An eLearning Mobile App To Digitize Instructor-Led Training

Adobe Captivate

Today, Instructor-Led Trainings (ILT) leverage on technology and use newer approaches to support delivery both in the classroom and virtually. In this article, I showcase a case study on using an eLearning mobile app to boost the impact of ILT. In this article, I share a case study to demonstrate how we helped one of our customers provide facilitated training by digitizing ILT using a learning app (or an eLearning app). Support ILT.

Back to Basics: Different Types of eLearning Delivery

Obsidian Learning

Here’s a breakdown of the three most frequent approaches we use: Instructor-Led Training (ILT) , Web Based Training (WBT). Instructor-Led Training (ILT). Thankfully over the years, companies are shying away from ‘Death by PowerPoint’ courses and are adopting learning strategies that are more collaborative and engaging. With ILTs the effectiveness quite often depends on the trainer. WBTs have a lot of advantages that traditional ILTs do not.

Using MOOCs in Corporate Training Programs

Your Training Edge

For example, will the entire training be delivered via a MOOC, or will the MOOC be used alongside instructor-led training (ILT) as part of a blended learning environment? Fortunately, there are several platforms available that make it easy to make your own MOOC. Here are some other build-your-own-MOOC platforms to consider: Desire2Learn , ProProfs Training Maker , P2PU , and Google Course Builder (still in beta testing).

A Complete Guide On Blended Learning Solutions

Adobe Captivate

In this article, I share a guide that you can use as you embark on the conversion of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to blended learning solutions. Before I outline the step-by-step guide that you can use to convert your ILT programs to effective blended learning solutions, let me touch upon a few essentials. Blended learning solutions offer the optimal combination of a classic form of training (ILT) and self-paced online training (eLearning or mobile learning).

eLearning Trends In 2019: How To Use Them To Enhance Your Learning Strategy

Adobe Captivate

They prompt them to adopt new or better approaches that: Keep the learners engaged. Digitalization of ILT (to Blended or Fully Online). Learning Engagement Platforms – LXP. Over the last 4–5 years, the adoption of Mobile Learning has been on the rise. eLearning Trends In 2019 – Trend #2: Digitalization Of ILT (To Blended Or Fully Online). While the ILT mode is not dying, it will soon start getting limited to niche programs.

What is formal learning and why you should expand your learning plan


Research shows that today’s workers retain knowledge better and they are more engaged at companies that have adopted the 70:20:10 learning model. Classroom-based, instructor-led training (ILT), required readings and virtual ILT are all good examples of formal learning. Studies show that if you take your sales team off the sales floor for required classroom ILT or event-based training, their knowledge retention after a week drops off the charts due to lack of engagement.

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Deep Dive: What is Experiential Learning?


Experiential learning differs from traditional forms of learning like Instructor Led Training or ILT. ILT often takes place in a classroom and is led by an instructor who teaches the same material to all students at the same time. Increased product adoption with higher volume of training to more people in more locations. Increased adoption of new workplace technologies and personalized learning experiences. Take a tour of our experiential learning platform , today.

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How to design exciting, engaging and immersive technical training?

Origin Learning

With innovative techniques adopted to make the content learner-friendly, Origin has leveraged technology from time to time to good use. Origin provided a plethora of learning options that include instructor-led training (ILT) , web-based training (WBT), 3D training videos, simulations, and 3D-simulated environments. As these courses are made device-agnostic, they can be accessed across different platforms/devices such as mobile, iPad, and desktop.

How to Use mLearning to Maximize the Impact of Your Blended Training

EI Design

Over the past decade or so, corporate training has gone through several iterations, moving from in-class, Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to Virtual-ILT and ultimately to 100% Self-Directed Learning with little or no instructor-led components. Balancing ILT and Online training.

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24 Virtual Training Best Practices to Follow When Shifting to Remote Learning

EI Design

If this is the first time you are moving to Virtual Training or you are looking at rapid acceleration of your ILT to a virtual mode, read on! In the changed workplace dynamics triggered by COVID-19 , VILT is the first option to consider to handle your classroom/ILT sessions.

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4 Parameters To Build A Successful Blended Learning Program

Tesseract Learning

Organizations increasingly use Learning Experience Platforms (LXPs) to provide personalized learning experiences to their employees. These reports help identify skill gaps in employees so as to provide more relevant training in ILT sessions.

Can web training software replace your offline training?


Not all of them, of course, and not in equal measure in different parts of the world, but any business that has seen the advantages that web based LMS platforms bring to the table in terms of time, cost and training efficiency is not going back anytime. As for the rest, we hope that by the end of this blog post we’ll have them convinced, if not to immediately adopt eLearning, at least to start evaluating the available options. Instructional Design ILT instructor led training

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

For the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . Do you have a LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform. Consumers also made the same request on the learning platform side too. Just yesterday, a product called Inkling Habitat launched a collaborative cloud based publishing platform (its actually in early adopter stage). What Features are essential for your LMS/LCMS/Learning Platform?

6 Immersive Self-paced Learning Strategies to Maximize the Efficiency of Virtual Training Programs

EI Design

With travel restrictions and social distancing, L&D teams are looking at approaches to convert the classroom/ILT sessions to Virtual Trainings. What Are the Options to Consider as You Convert the Classroom/ILT Sessions to Virtual Trainings? Recommend delivery modes and platforms.

Customize Your LMS to Support Your Brand


If it feels bland, isolated, and uninteresting, don’t expect them to wholeheartedly adopt your programs, even if the content itself is great. Select from an array of widgets including News, Leaderboard, Assigned Training, Metrics, ILT Calendar, Recently Viewed, and more. ~~~.

Blended Learning: A Optimal Mix of Self-Learning and Instructor-Led-Training


Conventional education, on the other hand, relies heavily on instructor-led-training (ILT) and in-person attendance. This learning model strives to deliver the best of virtual and traditional learning experience by leveraging the benefits of technology while still retaining ILT.

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Top 24 LMS Features: The Complete List (2020 Update)


Learning management systems require time, resources, and maintenance, but if you end up with a platform that requires too much of any of these, an LMS can actually inhibit productivity and learning from happening (womp womp womp ). Different LMS platforms come with different functionality.

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Moving Away from Traditional Learning: Custom Features Supported by Modern LMS to Deliver Effective Sales Training


Traditionally, organizations used to prefer instructor-led training (ILT) approach to train their sales employees. Therefore, taking out time to attend ILT sessions, results in waste of time as well as higher expenses on their travel. ? Sales employees cannot learn at their own convenience as they have to undergo ILT sessions as per the schedule. Emerging Scope of Virtual ILT & E-learning.

15 Tips and Strategies to Engage Remote Learners Through High-impact Virtual Training

EI Design

Triggered by the work from home mode on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, L&D teams are looking for ways to move their classroom or ILT sessions to Virtual Training programs. This journey could feature: ILT to Virtual ILT (VILT). ILT to Self-paced or Fully Online mode.

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Microlearning in retail: How two retail organizations successfully employed microlearning for their frontline teams


Let’s look at the challenges that led the company to employ microlearning for its frontline teams: While they already had an L&D solution in place, multiple factors deterred the effectiveness of the platform, like it was time-consuming, expensive, and non-scalable.

A Complete Guide On Blended Learning Solutions

EI Design

In this article, I share a guide that you can use as you embark on the conversion of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) to blended learning solutions. Before I outline the step-by-step guide that you can use to convert your ILT programs to effective blended learning solutions, let me touch upon a few essentials. Blended learning solutions offer the optimal combination of a classic form of training (ILT) and self-paced online training (eLearning or mobile learning).