Virtual instructor-led training (VILT) refers to training that is delivered in a virtual or simulated environment, or when instructor and learner are in separate locations. Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience. VILT can be conducted synchronously or asynchronously. The term is also referred to as virtual classroom training (VCT).


VILT is one of the fastest growing methods of internet-based learning delivery. Steady increases in bandwidth and collaboration software technologies have promoted VILT to a practical and inviting solution for reaching widely dispersed learners efficiently and cost-effectively.

Virtual instructor-led training is transforming the way millions of people learn, both on and off the job. Increasingly, businesses are employing it as part of broader blended solutions for training and development. Other common business-related uses include customer and product training, professional development, sales training and onboarding.

The growth of virtual instructor-led training in academia is equally robust. Many colleges and universities offer established online graduate and undergraduate degree programs based on VILT technology. More recently, schools have begun launching massive open online course (MOOC) platforms to provide free education courseware to a global audience, often in collaboration with other institutions.

There are two schools of thought surrounding virtual instructor-led training; one school of thought suggests that virtual instructor-led training should simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience, while others believe it should have a unique, customizable design and experience.

What are the benefits of Live Online VILT classes?

  • Save money with affordable class pricing and no travel expenses
  • Save time. The class comes to you!
  • Learn more in a place where you’re comfortable and can avoid distractions
  • No setup required, just access to high-speed Internet
  • Learning that engages you with real-time interaction with instructors and peers
  • Choose what you need to learn from a wide range of classes