Could please explain me the differences between ILT and WBT or CBT in the development perspective and in the learners perspective?
And what are the deliverables in the ILT development?
Thanks and Rgds
I shall keep this simple to avoid a treatise.
ILT:: Instructor Lead Training – All learners are in the same physical location as the instructor. This can be extended into distance learning with video feeds for two-way interaction. Delivery is synchronous.
WBT:: Web Based Training – The training platform is the WWW and the training resides within the browser. This tends to be synchronous, as the instructor is sitting at a terminal with a web cam and presentation. The learners are able to ask questions via chat lie features. Replaying the live presentation is a from of asynchronous delivery, though the replay is static and no questions can be asked.
CBT:: Computer Based Training – The course is packaged to run off a CD or DVD with no instructor present. If questions need to be asked they are normally e-mailed to the teach team. This is an asynchronous delivery, thought it is a self-taught approach and learner motivation easily fails.
The delivery in ILT is the same as a learner would have in a college class: Syllabus, Readings, Assignments, and Lectures.
Dave Hildebrandt, Ph.D.
I agree with Dave's definition for ILT and CBT, but I have always heard of WBT as Web Based Training, meaning asynchronous training delivered via an internet browser. I have always heard live synchronous training via a browser referred to as a Webinar or Web Conference Training (WCT). The advantage for any web-based delivery format is the archival function that as Dave pointed out allows for playback without the interactivity.
While the fundamental information you need for developing the training is not much different, you will need to pay careful attention to the delivery format and how participants will interact with the content and the learning environment. Pay close attention to what the training is trying to achieve and design the content to achieve the outcomes, not simply use features because they are available. Also consider any other materials that will be available or necessary for the training. Creative use of links to other web sites, podcasts, blogs, other training materials, PDF documents can help promote learning and retention, but carefully consider what the participants will do with that material. It should directly relate back to the desired outcomes.
For any environment where an instructor or facilitator is not immediately available to assist participants with questions they might have, you will need to make sure all directions and interfaces are clear and well defined. If a participant cannot easily figure out how to interact with the environment, they will get frustrated and give up. The perception will be that asynchronous training is not as good as synchronous training, when the issue may be one of clarity.
Hope this helps some.
Instructor Led training is far more flexible and the deliverables are limited only by one's imagination and creativity. Sadly, many people are still stuck in college mode and assume that a syllabus and lecture are the only way to do this. In fact, I urge you change "ILT" to face-to-face learner-centric learning.
CBT and WBT are both forms of computer-based training. The difference would be that over the web, the learner has more opportunities to link up real-time with other learners and his/her instructor (assuming the technology is used to its fullest potential).
There are also huge differences in what level of proficiency may be expected. In face-to-face situations, one may ask questions and interact with learners in real time using natural language and body language. Over the web, one may interact, but not necessarily in real time, and not everyone is adept at fast-paced chat typing or how to interact on a discussion board. Type-written messages often leave a lot of room for miscommunication. CBT allows for basically no real-time interaction at all and therefore one may not expect anything beyond basic awareness because one may not observe and interact and provide/receive feedback except from canned questions and answers.
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