Exciting news! My newest book, Virtual Training Basics, 2nd edition is now available to order at Amazon.com and the ATD Press online bookstore. In this new edition, you’ll find updated content, revised screenshots, a new virtual training glossary and two all-new chapters. It’s full of advice from seasoned virtual professionals alongside my own tips for your success. With a focus on the fundamentals of virtual training and practical advice, it’s a must-have for your training bookshelf!
So why a second edition? It’s been over eight years since the original Virtual Training Basics book went to press, and a lot has changed during that time. Virtual Classroom platforms have changed, mobile devices are more common, and the Internet has evolved into a more social experience.
When I first wrote Virtual Training Basics, virtual training was maturing as a delivery method. It wasn’t new, yet it also wasn’t commonplace. It was still a novelty to many organizations and trainers. Fast forward to today. As a whole, virtual training is a mature delivery method, but it is still evolving. Some organizations and industries are still just getting started, and many others are re-visiting and re-launching their online learning programs.
This book provides a roadmap for training professionals who are moving to the virtual classroom and need a step-by-step guide. It’s also for virtual trainers and designers who want to benchmark their habits against best practices.
As a special “thank you” to everyone who pre-orders the book before its official release date of April 9, 2018, I’ll be sharing a special set of three virtual training “how-to” videos that I recorded last year. These videos aren’t currently available anywhere else, just for those who pre-order the book and send me their proof of purchase.
Once you’ve pre-ordered the book, or if you’ve done so already, just forward your receipt or proof of purchase to chuggettpreorder at gmail dot com. We’ll verify it and then send you instructions on how to access the videos.
Also, I’ll be celebrating the release of Virtual Training Basics, 2nd edition, over the next few weeks at various events. You can join the celebration by participating! Attendees at my online and in-person speaking events will have a chance to win copies of the new book, plus signed copies of my other virtual training books. This includes the free online Virtual Training Playlist sponsored by TLDC on April 30. Let me know in the comments below which event you’ll be attending!
As always, thanks for your support. It’s because of YOU that I create and share these resources.