Videoconferencing software usage has been on the incline and now with the outbreak of coronavirus it’s exploded. In fact, Zoom has already added more users in 2020 than it did in all of 2019, according to a finding from Berstein Research. You can use videoconferencing software for weddings, education, religious events and it can be used for online safety training (also known as a webinar). Read on to learn what a webinar is and 4 reasons why you should opt for online-based safety training for your employees.
What is a Webinar and How Does it Work?
A webinar is a live, online presentation/meeting on the internet using videoconferencing software (such as Zoom or Skype). Webinar-based trainings are similar to in-person classes – except webinar trainings can be attended from anywhere! Students can ask instructors questions and participate in the class in real time. Anyone with a smart phone, computer or tablet can attend.
Watch the video below to see how it works:
Why Use Webinar for Training?
Utilizing downtime to complete required compliance safety training via online is a great idea for businesses, but there are many other perks. For example:
- It saves you money! No need to book a venue for training, order catering, or provide travel for those to who do not live locally.
- Increases Engagement: Webinar training uses audio, PowerPoint slides, videos, and even surveys. These different learning styles can increase attendee engagement appeal to different styles of learning.
- Happier employees: 98 percent of remote workers who work from home are happier, a survey report found. Webinar trainings also allow the student to have a more relaxing environment and they do not have the added pressure from their peers being in the room – also increasing productivity!
- It’s sustainable: This option is ideal if you’re limiting your carbon footprint. Webinar training eliminates the need to drive (instructor and student), as well as reducing paper for class materials.
What OSTS Classes Can Be Done Via Webinar?
Here at OSTS, to help serve you better, most of our classes are now available via webinar. Including:
During the pandemic, any classes that require hands on training can be taken at a later time. Contact OSTS for more information on which classes are available for webinar-based training: 877-404-6787