This blended learning approach reduces the amount of time the trainer is needed onsite for face-to-face interactive training. Delegates first attend the online Virtual Classroom training to learn the essential theory. This can either be a live scheduled course; live training just for their company; or they can participate in on-demand training at a convenient time, emailing questions to the instructor or saving them for the face-to-face training session. Course participants can also access the training from home which can be useful where laboratory staff are working on a rota basis, to aid with social distancing measures.
Following the Virtual Classroom training, the knowledge is put into practice through hands-on practical exercises onsite in the laboratory. This hybrid programme of online and onsite training is organised so that the hands-on elements of the training quickly follows on from the Virtual Classroom training, to maximise knowledge retention.
Delegates receive a rich training experience through the interactive features of the Anthias Virtual Classroom. The instructor is streamed live through a high definition video feed and this area can be maximised to full screen by the participant, for example, when the trainer is demonstrating instrument parts and consumables. The presentation slides can also be made full screen at any time, for example, to view a detailed diagram. Participants can ask questions at any time; either by using their microphone or by typing questions into the Q&A or chat boxes.