Government Elearning! Magazine

FALL 2016

Elearning! Magazine: Building Smarter Companies via Learning & Workplace Technologies.

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44 Fall 2016 Government Elearning! Virtual Learning 2.0 Virtual learning is the use of a web-based platform for learning, training or educating a dispersed team of students, learners or colleagues. It is used widely in corporate, government and educational institutions. VIRTUAL LEARNING SOLUTIONS Web meeting: Online meeting of one or more Virtual classroom: Online training Virtual classroom: Online training platform with instructor, breakout sessions, whiteboard Virtual learning environment: Online Virtual learning environment: Online platform with virtual classroom sessions, networking, resource centers, 24/7 accessibility Virtual world: 3D immersive virtual Virtual world: 3D immersive virtual environment BY CATHERINE UPTON Virtual Virtual learning technology has evolved rap- learning technology has evolved rap- idly. idly. From satellite and audio conferencing From satellite and audio conferencing to to the internet, each stage has advanced the the internet, each stage has advanced the capabilities capabilities of virtual learning. In 2016, we of virtual learning. In 2016, we see see virtual learning practices that embrace virtual learning practices that embrace online, online, social, video and mobile tools nicely social, video and mobile tools nicely packaged packaged within an engaging interface. Yet, within an engaging interface. Yet, virtual virtual platforms are continuing to evolve platforms are continuing to evolve to to meet enterprises' needs. According to meet enterprises' needs. According to E-learning E-learning User Study conducted by Elearn- User Study conducted by Elearn- ing! ing! Magazine, 72 percent of executives say Magazine, 72 percent of executives say improving improving employee engagement is the top employee engagement is the top business business driver for investing in learning driver for investing in learning technologies. technologies.

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