What is Remote Learning?
Remote learning or remote education is an educational method that does not require being physically present in a classroom. Instead, learners and trainers interact via technology channels, such as online videos, discussions, online conferencing, and live classes.
Remote learning can be delivered in real-time, or it may include resources that are available for learners to study at their own pace whenever is convenient for them. It provides an opportunity for learners and trainers to connect and engage no matter their locations.
When it comes to switching from in-person to remote learning, trainers typically need to adjust their curriculum and lesson design to establish a structure that is more conducive for distance education. This may require promoting interaction when learners may have short attention spans with polls, questionnaires, or activities, or shifting to microlearning which means providing information in shorter pieces of content.
Uses for Remote Learning
Remote learning is useful because it gives learners control over their learning environment. It can be very beneficial for those who have special accessibility requirements, a long commute, or certain preferences for learning such as quiet, music, or specific attention spans. During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning allowed companies to provide continued training and onboarding to employees and new customers despite lockdowns and quarantines.
Many organizations are adopting infrastructure for remote learning because it makes classes and educational resources more available to whomever needs them. With remote learning, more learners can take the same classes and benefit from gaining knowledge and skills that would previously have been unattainable. For example, a company that may only have a limited number of trainers can provide training to an unlimited number of learners. Without remote learning, this opportunity wouldn’t be available.
There are several models for remote learning. Online courses can be asynchronous, meaning learners are provided with content and assignments to be completed on their own time; synchronous, which include live webinars and online interactions; as well as hybrid courses, which blend both methods.
This is Where Strigo Comes In!
Remote learning is at the heart of Strigo’s Product Education Platform which enables software/SaaS companies to deliver virtual product learning experiences at scale across the entire customer lifecycle. Our hands-on training platform provides actionable data-driven learning insights that help training teams quickly optimize their programs together with ability to deliver remote education across multiple modalities:
- On-demand remote customer training - Interactive self-paced learning sessions that drive learner engagement and ensure knowledge retention.
- Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) - Immersive learning experiences that maximize customer engagement while empowering trainers.
- Remote hands-on labs - Practical hands-on learning labs where customers can train on any software product in their own cloud-based environment.
Our platform supports your remote training strategies by empowering both the trainers and the trainees and providing all the tools needed to achieve optimal learner engagement. We have helped our customers ramp up their remote customer education programs while significantly improving their learner engagement and completion rates, leading to far better time-to-value, customer retention and account growth.