The future of learning is hybrid

The ZEUS® hardware and software solutions from ISGUS are constantly being enhanced and extended by additional software modules and new functions, thus requiring for comprehensive know-how and ongoing further training on the part of the ISGUS partners‘ commercial and technical staff... Before the Corona pandemic, transfer of ZEUS® know-how took place either in the form of regular in-person training sessions at the ISGUS training centre in Villingen-Schwenningen or on-site at our partners’ premises. Since Covid-19, however, things have changed tremendously. As in all areas of private and business life during the pandemic, ISGUS sales and technical training was mainly conducted virtually in the form of webinar sessions. This worked out better than initially expected thanks to a great selection of excellent online meeting tools that have been mushrooming since the beginning of the pandemic. For both national and international business, online meetings and virtual training sessions have become indispensable and have largely contributed to keeping the business running successfully during the Corona pandemic – however, this form of training could not replace the personal touch of face-to-face meetings, which was and is greatly missed by all training participants. Today, with the end of Corona in sight and most countries gradually returning to normality, ISGUS is pleased to once again welcome training participants from home and abroad to the „ISGUS Academy“ in Villingen-Schwenningen. However, the pandemic has also shown us that the future definitely belongs to hybrid training concepts combining classroom training with virtual learning. This allows participants who for some reason cannot be physically present to be virtually connected via a platform and thus be able to participate in the training “remotely” from anywhere in the world. How well this works could be recently experienced at a training course for the ISGUS partner AXON BUSINESS SYSTEMS (United Arab Emirates) held in Dubai, where additional staff members were remotely connected from Abu Dhabi.