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How to Deliver Virtual Labs for Software Training

ionorah14 profile image Laura O. Tolentino ・3 min read

The business world is ever-changing and this means that those within this world must constantly be on their toes and stay up to date with the latest developments in their field and consistently update their skills. As an employer of Labour, you also have a responsibility to ensure that your employees are constantly being improved on in terms of their skills and having a workforce with obsolete skills can damage your business in the long term.

Usually, training a workforce involves very complicated and often taxing methods such as field training, on the job training and the procurement of various materials needed for this purpose. Fortunately, there are more cost and time-effective ways to deliver training and one of these as software labs. Software labs involve the deployment of virtual technologies to create realistic scenarios through which participants can receive training as well as recreates real-life scenarios in order to better inform the participants. Here are a few ways to deliver virtual labs for software training:

  1. Give visual presentations: While verbally informing your workers about tasks and concepts, your training exercise will be much more effective if they have some visual guide as they are more likely to remember what they are being taught and refer to it when necessary. Thankfully, there are a number of virtual training labs that can make this possible. When you decide on one, give all the necessary information about what you wish to educate your workers on and have them give a visual representation of this during the session. Many virtual training labs also come with virtual instructors who will give information as the trainee goes along and this makes the session even more helpful.

  2. Give real-life scenario depictions: Some of the training you might wish to give your employees might be related to interacting with others. Virtual training labs allow for such scenarios to be rendered in real-time to allow your workers to know how to respond in an appropriate time. Many times, the virtual entity they are interacting with will also respond in real-time and the scenario feels even more real as a result.

  3. Choose class sizes and length: Virtual training sessions vary in class sizes and as an employer, you can choose how big or small you want your sessions to be, and can also last as long as you want them to. Before you begin your sessions, take note of how many topics you would want addresses during the training session and also ask your employees if there are any topics they would like to have covered as well.

This will help guide you regarding how long each session of virtual training should be and how many sessions should be held. Seek feedback from your employees after each session to make sure they are getting the best experience possible. Also, decide just how large you want each class to be. Depending on you and your employees' needs, you may opt for a one-on-one session or larger arrangements.

Virtual training sessions can be a great way to keep your employees up to date with the latest developments and skills in your industry. Follow the above steps to ensure an efficient training session.

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