Online training delivered professionally
Online training is not just about participants using Zoom or another video chat or conferencing system and doing the same thing they do in on-site training.
Remote training requires more engagement and extra effort to build and develop a group dynamic, get to know each other, interact with each other, monitor attention, avoid fatigue, avoid an uninvolved observer role, and other challenges.
So it takes some effort, thought, and adapted, different training and exercise design to achieve the same results online as in on-site training.
On the other hand, modern online training can be much more than what is possible in on-site training. One can add multimedia components, teamwork, information creation, processing and presentation, interaction within the group without disturbing others, group work, voting, games, gaming that can improve the depth and speed of learning and understanding. The younger generation is used to working with computers, tablets and smartphones and using them daily for learning. Sitting in a classroom and talking to only one person, as is common in traditional classes, lectures and seminars, is outdated and has not changed much since the Middle Ages.
I think we can do better with what is technologically available, what learning styles, learning theory, action learning, flipped learning, team learning, self-organized learning, asynchronous and synchronous methods, gamification, notching, and other recent learning research have taught us, and adapt to a more modern and engaging environment that is valued by the younger generation and leaves behind the centuries-old frontal teaching style.
If training is conducted partially or entirely online, the following points must be met: