Blended Training Delivery with Raytheon Simulation Training Expertise
Making the right training available at the right time and in the right way elevates the impact of your training and accommodates different learning preferences. Training delivery can include a customized blend of multiple delivery formats — both formal and informal, that shorten the usual time to proficiency.
Instructor-led Training (ILT): Our ILT focuses on the learning elements that will benefit most from direct, personal mentoring and instruction by our extended network of training facilitators.
Web-based Training (WBT): Our WBT solutions offer engaging and interactive coursework that can be accessed and completed at a time and pace best suited to the individual learner. In an age of social learning, we can adapt our WBT courses into microlearning modules providing learners with the precise knowledge required at that moment.
Virtual: RPS' virtual classroom training (VCT) combines many benefits of instructor-led training with the convenience and cost-effectiveness of distance learning. Through VCT, learners receive direct, personal instruction from experienced, certified trainers using a range of online presentation and interactive tools — without having to leave their workplace or home. This minimizes facilitation and travel costs while retaining the flexibility of our web-based courses.
Based on leading collaborative technology, the RPS VCT learning environment features a range of options including live camera feeds from classroom studios, demonstration suites or standard offices. Instructors can dynamically combine direct-to-camera presentation with live product demonstration, static and video content, interactive discussion, opinion polls, informal testing and more. VCT also supports communications outside the formal learning environment, including general company meetings, executive broadcasts and real-time research initiatives. Recorded VCT sessions can be made available for independent study at any time, increasing reach and accessibility.
Using a unique set of guidelines, RPS platform experts provide the guidance and support needed to help you make the right VCT training solution decision and implement it to optimize your program. We will make your content interactive and engaging, train instructors to deliver virtual courses effectively, and provide technology and services that ensure measurable results of the highest quality. VCT helps provide consistency across your organization with content that is common to all learners but still accommodates various learning styles for optimal engagement and retention. It makes key instructors and subject matter experts more widely available, and can be integrated with a learning management system for effective tracking and reporting. Some RPS virtual training options include:
VILT360 – This is a comfortable first step in integrating virtual training. Learners still come together in the classroom, but the instructors are virtual. (read more ...)
VILT360 (Virtual Instructor-Led Training)
VILT360 virtualizes only part of the classroom experience. Students meet in traditional classroom venues, but the instructor is virtual and appears through a virtual training platform.
This solution preserves the benefits of live collaboration and networking among students, while enabling one instructor to reach multiple classrooms simultaneously.
- Compresses the course delivery schedule for large-scale, geographically dispersed audiences
- Eliminates instructor travel expenses
- Prevents instructor travel "burnout"
- Delivers many of the cost savings and efficiencies of purely virtual training
- Allows students to collaborate and network live
VCT360 – The entire classroom is virtual in VCT360. Courses are recorded for on-demand playback. (read more ...)
VCT360 (Virtual Classroom Training)
VCT360 makes the entire classroom experience virtual. Instructors and students meet in a collaborative virtual classroom and use Voice-over-IP (VoIP) for two-way communication. Instructors and subject matter experts appear through a video stream.
Instructors and students can share class resources such as a common whiteboard, applications and webpages. To increase student engagement, instructors can initiate interactive polls, knowledge checks, breakout sessions, animations and assessments.
Courses are recorded for on-demand playback after the session.
- Eliminates travel expenses
- Eliminates facilities costs
- Compresses the time spent "in class," making your employees more productive
- Makes training more widely available and accessible to your organization
vBroadcast360 – This is like a TV broadcast. Used to inform, not train; conveys important information quickly to a geographically dispersed audience. (read more ...)
vBroadcast360 (Virtual Broadcast)
vBroadcast360 is designed to convey information quickly to a geographically dispersed audience. Presenter and audience members convene in a virtual auditorium where the audience sees a video stream of the presenter and any materials being presented.
This solution communicates information only. It does not allow questions or feedback from the audience.
- Enables your organization to deliver important messages to a large number of people simultaneously
- Sessions can be streamed in high-definition (HD) format for a high-quality video broadcast
- Sessions can be recorded for on-demand playback
Simulation-based training (SBT) is essential for refining performance in high-consequence environments where failure is not an option. It allows for the opportunity to practice critical techniques and procedures in a realistic, immersive and risk-free environment, leading to improved performance, confidence, safety and compliance as well as reductions in both cost and on-the-job errors when skills are practiced in a real setting. SBT also helps standardize responses and improve communication and reaction to variation.
Pilots learn in a simulated cockpit for a good reason: they can train under variable conditions without the fear of crashing. They can even train on what to do if they crash. Similarly, astronauts use simulation training to learn how to perform tasks while weightless. For oil rig workers, simulation training likewise helps them make effective decisions under realistically stressful circumstances. In other high-consequence industries, such as health care or the automotive industry (where technicians must ensure that the cars they build and maintain are safe), simulation proves similarly effective. By applying the expertise from Raytheon's decades of experience training U.S. military personnel, the Federal Aviation Administration air traffic controllers and NASA astronauts, other industries can improve outcomes and efficiencies, mitigate or eliminate risk and meet regulatory requirements.
In the health care arena, RPS' SBT offers a comprehensive array of technologies to professionals across a wide range of hospital clinical areas, focusing on yielding improved clinical and cost control results as well as increased patient safety. This efficiency helps organizations achieve operational excellence.
Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) also offers gaming capabilities — to creatively adapt training to employees' learning preferences. We understand the different levels of complexity in game-based learning and offer categories such as: casual gaming, virtual worlds and simulations, serious gaming and "gamification."
Through this delivery method, learners have immediate access to information and training at the point of need and use. Raytheon's Secure Mobile Learning solution ensures your proprietary information is protected from development through distribution.
How can you address the various training challenges today while adapting to evolving needs tomorrow?
The answer: through RPS' customized blended learning solution, an integrated approach to learning that removes budgetary and cultural constraints that traditionally block an organization's learning objectives.
Your blended learning package may include: ILT, WBT, VCT, SBT, gaming, video, mobile learning, performance support tools, job aids, interactive PDFs and even some on-the-job training.
For many skills there is no substitute for personal mentoring, high-quality demonstrations and live interaction. RPS instructors are drawn from our global pool of experienced training professionals covering over 125 countries and 28 languages. Our WBT solution is the workhorse of the blend group, aimed to benefit the widest variety of learners and enable them to work with static, animated and interactive content at their own rate. Each WBT is fully integrated with your learning management system: a cost-effective core learning platform and a resource for refresher course training.
Raytheon Professional Services (RPS) will balance the right blend of instructor-led, digital and other solutions, monitoring the quality of delivery and use of resources to provide you with the best long-term value for your training investment.