The same way it happens with teleworking or with the corporate philosophy of happiness for the employees as the key to increase productivity, corporate virtual education is a growing trend in Human Resources managements. Some people judge it to be a poorly effective alternative to generate an increase in the company’s’ results, while others regard this method as a mediocre educational training methodology.
After 8 years providing solutions to companies throughout Latin America, we have come to the conclusion that the forging a bond between the virtual education grounded on direct interaction between participants, and the development of a detailed face-to-face training plan is the key for the successful growth of any managerial project.
The 5 benefits we have found from it are as follows:
1. All participants receive the same information simultaneously, and besides, they can exchange experiences no matter where they are.
2.The real contact and the possibility of receiving immediate feedback through virtual rooms, which is a process that usually takes much more time through e-mail or phone calls in the cases of companies that have members all around the world.
3.Reduction in travelling and accommodation expenses, which is translated into an immediate reduction in costs in the annual budget of the Human Resources area.
4.The virtual presence of international expert lecturers in the classes, which otherwise would be much more difficult to get, not only because of the outlay for the companies, but also because of the busy schedule of these personalities.
5.The possibility of recording and then reproducing the classes, since if any participant does not attend the class, they are provided with the access to the course contents and watch the videos of all the events.
These, among other benefits of the implementation of corporate virtual education programs, are the result of the growing effort of interdisciplinary teams of educators, designers, video producers and computer experts, who work each day using technology to make education more accessible and of a better quality.