Given the growing global footprint of corporate locations and their personnel it can be quite difficult to align IT training requirements with course/instructor availability. There are a number of delivery modalities that attempt to address this, however attending these while maintaining team building and insuring corporate privacy can be difficult if not impossible.
Collier IT is presented with this scenario often and we utilize delivery schemes that ensure that corporate privacy is maintained when needed and allows for the open exchange of ideas and questions across time zones and continents.
We have invested in a solution that we call CTRL (Collier Training, Remote Learning). This solution differs greatly from the standard remote delivery methods that many have experienced where the student’s perspective is seeing the instructors face or a slide deck only and the instructor has no visual feedback on the delivery success of the topics.
With CTRL a virtual classroom is displayed on a desktop, the students see the instructor, all visual presentations, all slides, and the instructor sees each student. Questions are answered face-to-face between students and the instructor. The instructor can display the student’s desktop and assist with any difficulty with laboratory exercises.
We’ve utilized our remote learning capability with Cargill recently. They had students in the Twin Cities location, both in office and at home, as well as students in India. We created a learning environment that addressed the time zone differences, provided face-to-face learning regardless of location, and provided a successful team building, learning experience centered around high technology Engineered Systems.
We feel it is quite important to allow for the open exchange of questions and ideas while maintaining corporate privacy. This is impossible given some of the methods of remote learning that are utilized today. Our solution afforded that capability to Cargill and allowed team members on different continents to “meet” each other for the first time.
We’ve delivered classes in European time zones, the India time zone, and have even physically traveled to Tokyo, Japan and the University of West Indies at Trinidad to ensure that customer learning needs are met.