Instructor-led training is the earliest form of instruction and makes use of an instructor who trains a group of students. If you were born anywhere from the beginning of time to the turn of the 20th century, you would have undergone this form of instruction.
While this method of instruction still exists globally and is more commonly known as ‘classroom training’, it is
interspersed with modern methodologies of teaching that make use of new technologies.
Instructor-led training has survived the various phases that learning has passed through. Today, corporate prefer still spend a majority of their training budget on instructor-led-training.
Some of the areas ILT rules over other types of learning are:
- Administrative support
- Behavioral training
- Customer service
- Entrepreneurial training
- Functional training
- Interpersonal skills
- Management and leadership development
- Sales training
- Soft skills
- Team building
- Technical training
Computer-based training or CBT refers to any course or instruction that is delivered primarily via a computer.
A little bit of history: Until the early 90s, learning was primarily delivered the traditional way – through classroom training. But then came computer-based training and computers were used to supplement the various modes of traditional learning. During this period companies began to develop computer-based training courses – which led to the evolution of the first Learning Management System.
Computer-based training methods include delivery via the internet, intranet or even by a special educational software.
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