August 12, 2016
Of all the industry-specific use cases that exist for eLearning, it’s hard to find one that better demonstrates the full value of eLearning than healthcare and government.
Like all industries, being able to cost-effectively provide an immersive in-class experience with anywhere access to distributed learners is of critical import to busy healthcare practitioners, researchers and administrators as well as military, public safety and other government officials.
But nowhere will you find the same critical need for the rapid and reliable transfer of knowledge or intelligence with such high stakes—namely, the preservation and quality of life.
August 9, 2016
If you’re one of the 2.4 million IT and business professionals who have taken an online class with Learning Tree International, you know just how immersive their in-class learning experience is.
Their AnyWare™ web-based attendance platform lets students connect to a live classroom from virtually anywhere in the world. Powered by Adobe Connect with custom technology and support from ConnectSolutions, the platform offers a host of collaborative learning features, including live video, audio and chat interactions with instructors and students, the same hands-on IT exercises as on-site students, and live break-out sessions.
July 25, 2016
Adobe made some exciting new features available in the 9.5 release like local MP4 conversion and HTML5 support, but they’ve also done a lot of small things that help us get more out of Connect. Constant improvements in the things that help increase Engagement always excite us. The video pod has been made smarter, bandwidth utilization has been considered not only in the video pod but by making bandwidth status easier to see. These combined with some additional reporting keep helping us broaden our use of Connect, especially as a virtual classroom. Read more »
July 20, 2016
One of the most useful features to come along in a while for Adobe Connect was part of the 9.5 release and is definitely worth trying if you haven’t already. Local MP4 conversion easily converts any Adobe Connect meeting, webinar, or eLearning experience into a universally usable MP4 file. Combined with Adobe Connects built-in editing capability (another often overlooked feature) your lectures can instantly be converted to micro-learning sessions, uploadable to services like YouTube and Vimeo or integrated into any eLearning curriculum and viewable by any mobile device! Read more »
July 18, 2016
Engagement is one of the hottest new trends in eLearning and we’ve found it be one of the keys to creating an effective eLearning program. Join us July 21 at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET for a new webinar in which experts from CoSo and eSyncTraining—a leading developer of engagement tools for virtual classrooms and meetings—will discuss how organizations can dramatically improve the results of their eLearning programs by driving stronger engagement with the learner. Click here to register.
Whether you’re a training director or eLearning program manager, this webinar is a must. eSyncTraining’s Jacquie Beck, M.Ed. (SVP of Training) and our very own Sean Morrison (Product Lead) are both virtual training experts:
Jacquie, Master Trainer for Adobe, has been creating interactive learning applications for over 20 years. She wrote several books on eLearning and web conferencing while working with some of the world’s biggest names in business, including Ford, Boeing, FedEx, Johnson & Johnson, and Disney.
Sean, an Adobe Connect ecosystem veteran, has been bringing nascent communications technologies to market for the past 20 years. As an engineer and product developer, he’s worked for the Department of Defense, EarthLink, and Level 3.
Both Jacquie and Sean will show how:
- Stronger learning experiences drive healthy competition among remote learners
- Immersive virtual classrooms can lead to better retention and adoption of shared practices
- The latest tools have impacted the growth and success of several industry leaders
This is information you won’t want to miss. Register here for this important webinar today!
July 13, 2016
While Adobe’s most recent release of Connect, 9.5, has been out a while, there are some under the radar features worth calling out. HTML5 support is one the most awaited and noteworthy. Adobe has been doing a great job of transitioning to HTML5 while ensuring Connect retains its place offering the highest levels of Engagement which is especially necessary for virtual classrooms. No easy feat, given that the many audio and video codecs making up HTML5 have yet to be standardized. Read more »
June 24, 2016
Our recent webinar on “How Employees Really Learn” seems to really have people talking about how employees learn. Patrick Marchand from Degreed.com presented some really revealing statistics on the topic recently at the CLO conference. The gist of what he shared was that the average employee these days does a lot more eLearning than the average CLO is even aware of! How can that be, I thought? Well, these results resonated so much that I did some informal research on my own, interviewing colleagues and friends and found that their eLearning profiles matched the study exactly.
It turns out that there are a lot of Employee-Led eLearning channels that are touched much more frequently than there are ‘official’ corporate eLearning sources. Read more »
June 13, 2016
When organizations consider the benefits of enterprise tech, they undoubtedly focus on how that tech delivers value for the business. But, it is increasingly being suggested that organizations should also consider how enterprise tech might aid in the attraction and retention of top-level talent.
Even as far back as 2014, on the website for the Association for Talent Development, Justin Mass, head of Digital Learning Innovation at Adobe, muses, “An increasingly young, digitally savvy workforce with an appetite for rich experiences wants to be engaged in ways that evoke their senses and emotions.” And it’s fitting that he focuses on the orientation experience as it’s often the very first chance an organization gets at showing new hires just how committed they are to providing them with innovative technologies. As Mass continues, workers want to “validate that they’ve made the best career decision by joining the best team.”
May 23, 2016
Last year, McGraw-Hill Education conducted a survey that showed 81 percent of students are incorporating mobile devices into their study habits.
In the enterprise where, according to a recent Gallup Poll, telecommuters make up as much as 37 percent of the workforce, the reliance on mobile devices continues to grow. But if you think that’s the only reason why mobile learning is beginning to take off, think again. It’s not just the “anytime, anywhere” availability of mobile devices that brings mobile learning into play. It’s also the dramatic transformation mobile devices have incited in the way we now gather information.
May 17, 2016
In past year, we’ve been excited to see a mass evolution of the eLearning ecosystem. We’ve seen first hand through custom developments we’ve created on behalf of our customers to other brilliant and engaging custom pods developed by our partners and others. We’d like to share with you, our perspective on a couple of the drivers behind this growth and help you take advantage of it.