The Virtual Classroom
The Virtual Classroom takes the flexibility and convenience of an online and etraining format and combines it with the interactivity and immediacy of traditional classroom courses. With this new and highly interactive delivery format - you can train in a group from the convenience of your own office - in real time!
Virtual Classroom courses allow for flexible scheduling options varying between one and six weeks. If you are interested in bringing the Virtual Classroom to your organisation, we can work with you to put together a schedule based on your organisation's needs.
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Read the article ‘The Virtual Classroom – The Future of Learning has Arrived’,
By Joseph R. Czarnecki, PMP, Senior Advisor and Instructional Systems Design for ESI International.
What are the benefits of the Virtual Classroom? How does the Virtual Classroom work?
What are the benefits of the Virtual Classroom?
Virtual training is flexible and convenient and can happen in any
location where there is access to the internet. A key benefit for
students and employers is the ability to schedule courses for part
of the day only. This allows students to remain in the office,
giving them time to work on other projects.
Big cost savings
This is cited as one of the top benefits of the virtual classroom!
The virtual classroom allows you to network and interact with the
instructor and other students, without having to pay travel and
Doesn't impact on business performance
Shorter virtual training days combined with the fact that you can
train from the comfort of your own office, means that you are still
able to focus on your work.
Increased interaction and retention
In the virtual environment, there is actually more interaction amongst
the students and the instructor. The trainer is constantly asking you
questions, taking polls and doing quick Q&A's. You are constantly
asking each other questions and engaging with each other much more
than you would in a traditional classroom environment. Because you
are constantly interacting, you are much less likely to "zone out".
Bringing your team together
This type of training is fantastic for companies with globally dispersed
project teams. You can train your team together from anywhere in
the world – exactly as if they were physically in one classroom.
Helping you work towards professional accreditation
Professional Development Units (PDUs) can be earned by attending
any ESI Virtual Classroom course and our classes are aligned with
the PMI's PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas.
How does the Virtual Classroom work?
The instructor and participants communicate instantly via microphone and text-chat.
Participants stay engaged with a range of interactive learning
aids. Polling questions, surveys, quiz questions and games spark
discussion and reinforce key learning points while mark-up tools
and whiteboards allow participants to brainstorm and share
During most modules, participants are divided into virtual breakout
rooms to collaboratively solve case studies and complete exercises,
much like they would in the traditional classroom. Each group can
discuss, capture solutions on the screen and save their work to share with the class later.
Participants complete homework assignments and exercises
outside of the classroom to help them further retain and apply new information and prepare for the final exam.
During and after the course, participants can access valuable tools,
templates, readings, reference material, and homework assignments.
Also, after the course, participants can listen to recorded modules
to review information.