Ram Education have been delivering training courses in live virtual classrooms.
Wondering what it looks like behind the controls of one of our online, live virtual training courses? It’s a bit like the “dalang” (master puppeteer) who performs Indonesian shadow puppet shows.
The challenge, for the dalang, is to engage the audience (for 6 continuous hours or more) while narrating the story, controlling the puppets, mimicking their individual voice-overs, and conducting the accompanying “gamelan” orchestra – with a spare foot!
The challenge, for us, is to engage and build a rapport with each person in the group – as if the technology layer doesn’t exist!
It’s taken a huge amount of practice!! However, student feedback has been encouragingly excellent!
Virtual training will never replace the vibe and networking opportunities you get with traditional face-to-face training. However, it has now become a seriously viable alternative and is here to stay!