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DDLS, Australia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and cybersecurity training, will transition all courses to remote delivery to protect the safety of customers and employees amid the escalating COVID-19 situation, effective immediately.

DDLS has been successfully delivering virtual instructor-led training to thousands of students for over six years via its market-leading telepresence technology, DDLS Anywhere. The delivery method provides a virtual classroom experience with full HD video and audio, enabling students to attend classes from any location.

Jon Lang, CEO of DDLS said, “For the safety of our customers and employees, in the face of ever more stringent government restrictions, we believe remote training is the best option for all involved. We would like to assure all students, there will be minimal impact on any training they have planned in coming weeks and months, and we will do our utmost to accommodate their requirements. We have the full support and backing from our key vendor partners such as Microsoft and AWS, and we have already successfully transitioned over 85% of future client bookings to our virtual offering.”

DDLS Anywhere closely replicates the high-quality face-to-face classroom experience which DDLS is known for, and has a key advantage over webinar-based training: the telepresence and/or remote Zoom virtual classrooms allow students to actively participate and interact with their trainer and with other students. This creates a more engaging experience than standard online training and improves student learning outcomes.

“Businesses around the world are being challenged more than ever by the sudden shift to remote working,” Lang added. “But that doesn’t mean their skills and training needs should be put on hold.  In fact, it simply means priorities shift and certain skills become even more important. We are already seeing increased demand in the areas of online collaboration and productivity via applications such as Microsoft Teams and Office 365, in addition to cybersecurity training, as organisations look to secure their remote workforce.”

“With Virtual Instructor-led Training, DDLS can provide training in the skills organisations require immediately, in order to maintain business momentum in these very troubled and demanding times.”

“The key advantage to telepresence over traditional webinar-based learning is that it provides a training experience that is enhanced, allowing students to actively participate rather than merely typing into a chat window, which in turn improves student learning outcomes. We also ensure classroom sizes are capped for a manageable and personalised learning experience.”

For more information on DDLS Anywhere and the full portfolio of remote learning courses, visit https://www.ddls.com.au/courses/.

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