Effective Instructor-Led courses begin with great course materials.

We Build Impactful, Interactive Instructor-Led Courses for Better ROI

Death by PowerPoint is a thing of the past when you partner with Origin. We have decades of experience building Instructor-Led Training (ILT) programs for clients that combine traditional, tried-and-true elements of ILT, with modern technologies that allow learners to interact with the content for a more enriching experience. Origin’s ILT courses have a significantly higher knowledge retention rate because they capture and maintain learners’ attention. The result? Improved training outcomes and ROI.

Instructor-Led Development Expertise

Origin partners with clients to develop state-of-the-art training and instructor materials for both classroom and distance learning. We have developed hundreds of hours of engaging ILT content to support a range of complex and technical topics.

Origin’s Instructor-Led Courses
Help Companies

Increase Engagement

Improve Retention

Maximize Training ROI

Traditional Classroom Training Development

Even with the arrival of modern training technologies, Instructor-Led Training remains a vital part of successful learning initiatives. Traditional classroom training offers things that other learning modalities cannot. ILT has a face-to-face element that allows learners to ask questions, encourages brainstorming and role-playing with other learners, and provides an immersive experience with the content or programs being taught. It also reduces outside distractions – enabling learners to focus on the learning experience.

The Instructor is One Vital Component of ILT. For the Rest, Trust Origin.

Origin has been building Traditional Classroom Training programs for decades. Our work in this area helps clients prepare learners for product launches, sales initiatives, software rollouts, certifications, and more.

Our ILT Materials Include:

Virtual Classroom Development

For many companies, maintaining a bench of competent trainers versed in every subject and able to travel to numerous training sites has been an economic and logistical challenge. With the use of video-conferencing tools and webinars, Virtual Instructor-Led Training (vILT) solves this problem. vILT enables your SMEs and expert trainers to reach a larger audience, regardless of their location.

Origin’s Corporate vILT Programs Save Time and Money.

Origin’s team of 350+ instructional designers has developed over 8,000 hours of training content across all verticals. We’ve helped countless clients convert traditional classroom training programs to digital assets — ensuring learners have access to consistent, quality training wherever they are.

Benefits of Origin’s vILT Solutions:

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If your company is accustomed to delivering in-person training, the arrival of a global pandemic undoubtedly caused some significant disruptions in your learning goals. Fortunately, converting your Instructor-Led Training (ILT) content to Virtual Instructor-Led (vILT) is a quick, painless, and inexpensive process.
Origin helps organizations convert ILT to vILT through a detailed understanding of the tools and technologies available, the audience profile, and the depth and completeness of content coverage.

Understand tools/technologies available

Understand audience profile

Evaluate completeness of ILT content

1.Define the strategy for conversion

2.Fill the gaps in the ILT content, if any

1.Redesign interactive elements

2.Design support materials-job aids, assignments, student guides, etc.

Run a Beta Teach

What’s Needed to Convert ILT to vILT

Blended Learning Development

Blended learning combines the advantages of Instructor-led Training and eLearning to produce more effective training experiences than either an ILT or eLearning program could on its own. Using a blended approach, learners benefit from in-person instruction with the flexibility and accessibility of eLearning materials to learn at their own pace.

Build Better Training Programs with Origin’s Blended Learning Solutions Origin

Origin builds successful Blended Learning Programs that marry web-based training, face-to-face training, and media elements that help your learners reach their full potential. Our blended learning solutions help clients cater to all learning styles and can be personalized by job roles for a more effective, targeted learning experience.

Blended Learning Helps:

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Nirmala Ravi

Associate Vice President – Solutioning

Over the last 20 years, Nirmala has worn many hats –  faculty, content developer, instructional designer, editor, technical writer, and documentation manager. Before joining Origin, she worked in the eLearning unit of various organizations, including NIIT, Sify Ltd, and Cognizant Technology Solutions.

As part of her core responsibilities, Nirmala has handled requirements and managed project delivery onsite and offshore for several Fortune 500 clients in the US, UK, Germany, and Bangkok across several domains, such as logistics, healthcare, life sciences, banking and finance, and publishing.

Nirmala holds bachelor’s degrees in science and education and a professional diploma in instructional design and systems management.

Shanmugam K

Vice President – Technology

Shanmugam (Shan) has vast experience spanning over two decades and played various roles, including faculty, programmer, technology consultant, and project manager.

Shan also has extensive experience in recruiting, training, and managing technology teams for several key Fortune 50 clients. His past work experience includes Aptech, Sify Technologies, and Macmillan, where he gained invaluable expertise in corporate learning and educational publishing domains.

He has set up and managed product engineering teams, developed web and mobile apps, and won Brandon Hall awards for projects on emerging learning technologies.

An engineering graduate with a post-graduate degree in management from LIBA, Shan’s unrelenting passion for technology is inspiring.

Douglas Lobo

Vice President – Customer Success & Solutions

Douglas has over 20 years of experience and has played various roles across operations, delivery, product management, and client relationship.

Before joining Origin Learning, Douglas worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and Lionbridge. He has managed teams of varying sizes to deliver multi-format products and custom learning solutions.

Douglas is a commerce graduate with a diploma in systems.

Lisho Scaria

Senior Vice President – Operations

Lisho has 20+ years of learning industry experience in instructional design and managing teams and projects.

Prior to joining Origin Learning, Lisho worked with NIIT and Hurix systems. He has extensive experience in managing projects for several Fortune 500 clients. Lisho has worked with clients in the UK, US, Australia, and Singapore,

Lisho is a mathematics graduate with a post-graduate diploma in systems.

Vinok D’ Silva

Senior Vice President – Global Sales & Marketing

Over the last two decades, Vinok has played various senior roles across different functions, including operations, solutions, delivery, product development, and client relationships.

Before joining Origin Learning, Vinok worked with NIIT, Sify Technologies, Element K, and MPS. He has been instrumental in building R&D  teams, establishing P&L, and consistently developing new business accounts.

Vinok received his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication from Mangalore University.

Swapna Reddy

Strategic Advisor

Swapna has over 20 years of experience conceptualizing, creating multi-modal instructional solutions, and matching technology with pedagogy.

Before founding Origin Learning, Swapna worked with Element K, Sify eLearning, and NIIT. Her varied educational profile, including a post-graduate degree in Psychology, a PGCPM from Indian Institute of Management – Kozhikode, and undergraduate studies in Literature, brings a unique perspective to training, operations, and research.

Vasanthi Balasubramanian

CEO, Origin Learning Inc, USA

Vasanthi has over 21 years of experience in operations, delivery, product management, client relationships, and business development. Before founding Origin Learning, Vas worked with Hurix, Element K, Sify, and NIIT. She has been responsible for building large teams and driving business goals in her previous roles.

Vas’s agility and positive energy bring confidence to the people working with her. She holds a post-graduate diploma in Business Administration and has completed her Senior Management Program from IIM-C.

Hari Kumar

Managing Director & CEO

Hari has over 30 years of experience in the training, education, eLearning, and publishing industries. Before founding Origin Learning, Hari worked with Manipal Education, Thomson Learning (now Cengage Learning), Sify eLearning, Firstware Software Solutions, and Brilliant’s Computer Centre / First Computers. In addition, Hari has handled multiple start-ups and managed large eLearning teams and projects with Fortune 50 clients. He holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Madurai Kamaraj University, India, and is very passionate about eLearning.

Rajith Kumar

Associate Vice President – UX and Visual Design

Rajith is a seasoned UX and visual design professional with 17+ years of experience in user experience design, interaction design, animation, and typography. Before joining Origin Learning, he worked with Hurix Systems and HCL Infosystems. His expertise is in managing UX and UI design and media content development for eLearning services.

Rajith has a Master’s Degree in Visual Communication Design from Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. An avid singer and dancer, Rajith is passionate about new media design, visualization, and the performing arts. He is also an aspiring feature filmmaker with two short films to his credit.