E-Learning Magazine, in an article by Kim Bahr and Rebecca Bodrero, highlights a case study of Adobe Connect offering engaging training in a synchronus environment. The case study highlights using economies of scale to reduce costs of travel and offering a broader range of talent and expertise across a broader audience. In this article, they summarize the techniques used to convert a four-day face to face course to a synchronous distance format, highlighting design considerations, successes, and best practices. Please check out the article in it entirety.
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E-Learning Magazine has published an article, by Jacqueline Beck of Brookwood, highlighting Cloud-based virtual training allowing instructors to deliver content without being present in a classroom with the students. In order to compensate for the environment of not seeing the participants, she suggests engaging learners through the pace of your presentation, skillful use of your voice, and thoughtful employment of the features of your conferencing platform. Please check out the entire article.
PC Magazine has named Adobe Connect as the “Editor’s Choice” with 4.5 out of 5 stars on June 29, 2011. They rated Adobe Connect as “the most capable, customizable web conferencing option available.” They were especially impressesd with its ease of use for any size business while offering customizable pods and many ways to engage your audience. While its price is slightly higher than WebEx and GoToMeeting, Connect’s scalability makes up for this many times over.
The only “con” expressed by PC Magazine was in the area of set-up and support. GetConnect’s team are experts in this area, where we are set up to add value as an Authorized Adobe “Gold Solutions” partner. Our understanding of Adobe Connect is unique, our product knowledge, technical depth, best practices know-how and understanding of Adobe operations makes dealing with GetConnect a great experience for all of our clients in all business sectors.
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Starting on April 8, 2011, Adobe will begin upgrading hosted customers to Adobe Connect 8 Service Pack 1 (SP1). If you are already on version 8, SP1 will provide you with new user experience enhancements which are based on the feedback we received on the initial Adobe Connect 8 release. If you have not yet been upgraded to Adobe Connect 8, we will upgrade you directly to Adobe Connect 8 Service Pack 1 (SP1). If you’d like to know when your organization is scheduled to upgrade, you can use the “upgrade schedule estimator” tool (lower right side on the page).
Featured enhancements follow:
- New layout bar to easily manage and switch between meeting layouts
- Presenter Only Area Q&A pod
- Support for 200 people split into 20 break-out rooms
- Support for playback of H264 video
- Ability to create screen-sharing black list
A new Adobe Connect Meeting add-in is required for SP1. It will install automatically the first time you join an Adobe Connect 8 SP1 meeting. If you are in a locked down environment, you will need to pre-install the add-in using the links provided here.
Note: These installers, updated on March 21, 2011 to Adobe Connect 8 SP1, are only required for organizations that thatdo not allow their end-users to install the Adobe Connect add-in via lightning download from the Adobe.com website.
For more information, please go to the Adobe Connect 8 Migration Center.
Adobe Connect at Thomson Reuters
Joe Pokropski, the global head of client training at Thomson Reuters Markets Division, spoke with Adobe Systems recently about how the number one provider of up-to-the-minute business intelligence is using Adobe Connect to deliver dynamic eLearning to clients worldwide. Through interactive, online learning sessions, the company’s diverse client base stays current on the latest innovations in Thomson Reuters’ products and services. With Adobe Connect, the company is reaching more people, more frequently, with better content and at a lower cost.
Thomson Reuters has seen travel costs for training drop significantly, while improving its ability to stay engaged with its clients. The result has been increased client satisfaction and improved responsiveness to clients. Check out the full story here.
Xerox, a global business process and document technology leader, uses Adobe Connect to deliver rapid, secure training and support to thousands of employees and customers worldwide. Xerox is using Adobe Connect to enable global sales, service, and support staff to participate in cost-effective, efficient online training and customer support sessions aimed at continually improving customer engagement and reducing costs.
Major New Version of Enterprise Web Conferencing Solution for Delivering Rich Collaboration Experiences
Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced Adobe® Connect™ 8, a significant update to the company’s web conferencing solution for powering effective and engaging Web meetings, online training and webinars. Based on the virtually ubiquitous Adobe Flash® Player software, the latest version provides enterprises and governments worldwide with broad capabilities for delivering rich experiences across multiple devices, while maintaining easy, reliable meeting entry.
To view Adobe’s Complete Press Release, please click HERE
Alaska Airline’s Magazine, in their August 2010 edition, highlights the boom in distance learning possibilites. It discusses the opportunities the internet has made in changing what it means to get a college education. Adobe Connect is used as a source at the University of Washington for using synchronous learning, students and educators communicating via the internet, as a way for students to be able to do their classwork anywhere and anytime.
Please visit the Alaska Airlines Magazine Link to view the entire article. (See Page 111)
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