Why L&D managers should give interactive live sessions a try


The power of interactive live sessions have been proven time after time during the last years. Implementing this kind of hybrid learning and development (L&D) grid with interactive live sessions offers huge advantages for both employees within a large organization and the company itself. This article is a follow up on our previous articles ‘5 ways LIFOW live microlearning takes your hybrid learning & development program (L&D) to the next level’ and ‘How to implement a modern structured hybrid L&D program in a learning-in-the-flow-of-work (LIFOW) style’. Here are some of the key benefits:

Enhanced Engagement

Interactive live sessions provide a dynamic and engaging learning experience. But what exactly do we mean by interactive? Using Livery’s interaction features like real-time Q&A, polls, quizzes, and more, employees actively participate and collaborate on the lesson in real time, leading to higher engagement levels compared to traditional learning methods.

Research shows that gamification increases employees’ ability to both learn and retain new skills by 40%.

“It’s learning, but I guess you don’t think about it like that. I would not have been into it when it wasn’t presented as a game.” – Anonymous participant.

Learning Analytics and Performance Tracking

Interactive live sessions integrated into your L&D grid allow organizations like yours to gather valuable learning data. By tracking metrics such as attendance, participation, and performance during the sessions, and more, you can analyze and gain insights into your training program’s effectiveness. These analytics help identify areas for improvement, measure the impact of learning initiatives, and better align L&D strategies with business objectives.

Real-time Feedback and Support

Interactive live sessions allow employees to receive instant feedback and support from instructors or subject matter experts. This immediate feedback helps employees clarify doubts, address misconceptions, ask questions, and deepen their topical understanding. Additionally, this real-time feedback can be used to make sure the teaching speed fits the group, and if needed, gives the instructor a chance to make real-time adjustments to speed or objectives for the session. This timely support boosts the learning process and helps teams overcome challenges more effectively.

Cost and Time Efficiency

Interactive live sessions offer a really cost-effective and time-efficient L&D plan for a large and/or geographically diverse company. Instead of organizing physical training sessions or sending employees to external workshops, leverage livestreaming technology to deliver full-scale training and development opportunities remotely. This approach allows for more learning while simultaneously eliminating travel costs, reducing time away from work, and allowing employees to access learning content from anywhere at their convenience. Additionally, by using a grid style for the sessions, you only need a single (small) recording studio to prepare for and record the sessions. This makes it easy to set up and execute.

Versatile solution: target multiple learning goals at once

The emergence of interactive livestreaming technology like Livery’s offers a versatile solution — one that allows companies to address a range of learning goals at once. On top of that, communication goals can be integrated as well.

Interactive livestreaming technology supports many of the growing trends in L&D, such as upskilling/reskilling, skill-based talent management, learning analytics (data-driven learning), and collaborative/social learning. Next, we’ll highlight how interactive livestreaming effectively targets these additional learning goals.

Upskilling and Reskilling

Interactive livestreaming offers the flexibility to train on any topic. Whether it’s short courses on specific topics, live webinars about industry trends and new technologies, or skill-focused training sessions. This approach facilitates both the upskilling and reskilling of your workforce by providing them with regular, timely, and relevant learning opportunities. With Livery’s out-of-the-box interactive elements (including live Q&A and real-time feedback), employees can actively participate, ask questions, get answers, and have an overall more effective learning experience.

Skill-Based Talent Management

As we touched on earlier, interactive livestreaming sessions create a wealth of data. This data used effectively offers a tool for organizations to identify and nurture exceptional talent within the existing workforce. The more interactive elements you incorporate, the more data touchpoints you create, giving you insights into your employees’ skills, strengths, and weaknesses. By using these tools with thoughtfully targeted questions and assessments during live stream sessions, you can gain insights into individuals’ expertise and potential, while also assessing the collective. This data can then be leveraged for talent management purposes, including task assignments, mentorship programs, and career progression planning.

Learning Analytics

But that’s not all you can do with the data you collect. You can also use it to see how effective your learning strategies are and improve outcomes. By tracking engagement metrics, such as attendance rates, interaction levels, test scores over time, and session completion rates, you can assess the effectiveness of your learning initiatives. These analytics can help you identify knowledge gaps, areas of improvement, and popular topics of interest, enabling you to tailor future L&D offerings accordingly.

Collaborative/Social Learning

Livestreaming sessions also foster collaboration by enabling your employees to interact with instructors and peers in real time. Through interactive features like chat functions, polls and Q&A sessions, employees can exchange ideas, share experiences, and learn from one another as they go. As quoted by participants of corporate company L&D sessions: “Players can sit together as a team, making it a more fun and social experience which brings a feel of team bonding. And when you download it on your phone, you can play everywhere you want.”

This promotes a sense of community, encourages knowledge sharing, and facilitates peer-to-peer support, thereby enhancing the overall learning environment.


By implementing interactive livestreaming sessions using Livery’s user-friendly platform, you can facilitate continuous learning and development within your existing workforce.

If you want to learn more about how interactive livestreams for e-learning can benefit your company, how you could implement it in your environment, or learn about different use cases, we’ve created this Livery live e-learning guide to help you get started or jump right in and give it a try by scheduling a free custom demo or starting your free trial today.

If you are in need of an expert to assist you with production, the Livery Video partners and the Livery Productions team would be delighted to explore various options and provide their support.

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