Virtual Classroom: Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect offers several different online meeting and video conferencing tools. One unique feature that Abode offers is a “Daily Demo” of the Abode Connect products. Link to Daily Demo schedule. Adobe Connect Meetings is geared towards work-related meetings for up to 25 meeting participants. Plans for this version start at around $50/month. Adobe Connect…

Multiple Modes in Corporate Learning

John Ambrose and Julie Ogilvie, Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 2010 Abstract Recognizing that the shifting corporate environment is placing ever greater stresses on learning organizations, this paper reports how companies are increasingly offering employees a wide choice of learning options beyond conventional classroom training, including online, social learning, and other modalities in “blended” programs.…

Understanding Today’s Learner

Jane Hart, Learning Solutions Magazine, 2008 This is a three part article based research and on evidence from organisations that shows today’s learners are different. For many organisations there is a real need to address the characteristics of the changing workforce. It is no longer possible to think workers have the same approach to life, work,…

Learning and Performance Ecosystems: Strategy, Technology, Impact, and Challenges

Marc J. Rosenberg & Steve Foreman, The ELearning Guild, 2014 This complimentary white paper, by Marc J. Rosenberg and Steve Foreman, explores learning and performance ecosystems from conceptual, technological, cultural, and managerial perspectives, and looks into how this new framework will dramatically impact the ways in which people learn and work. It lays a foundation…

Software Tools: Slack

Workplaces are awash in email traffic, competing demands, and hard-to-maintain courseware, while businesses try to operate more responsively to the needs of both the marketplace and its stakeholders. To better work within this complexity and remain relevant to the business, L&D needs to rethink the methods it uses to support learners. While expensive, enterprise-weight solutions…