Virtual Training is a real time training event which is hosted by a remote facilitator. Participants log in to a Virtual Training website and are given access to an array of tools which allow them to interact with the instructor and fellow classmates.
The main advantage of utilizing Virtual Training is the convenience given to participants by having the ability to log-in anywhere they have access to a computer or tablet. Reduction in travel expenses and venue acquisition is an additional advantage to cost-conscious organizations.
Although Virtual Training does allow for participant interaction, it still cannot truly replicate the ability that true face-to-face events possess in order to have open dialogues and discussions. Additionally, retention of training material is typically lower in Virtual Training environments.