Web conference breakout rooms are the most exciting feature currently available for live online learning. The breakout rooms feature, currently offered by Zoom, GoToTraining, and Adobe Connect, allows instructors to use small group activities in live online learning. Using breakout rooms, a meeting host can move participants into separate online “rooms” for activities. The host can visit each breakout room to listen in on discussions and provide direction before pulling everyone back together in the main session.
In an earlier post, “Webinar vs. Web Conference: Which is Better for Employee Training? Part I,” we provided an overview of web conferences as a tool for corporate learning and compared them to their face-to-face meeting counterparts. This post continues with a discussion of webinars, and explains how their features differ from web conferences. It details the types of training events that benefit from the unique feature set provided by webinar delivery.
This episode begins a new series focused on Live Video in eLearning, Training and Live Online Learning. I believe that live video is transforming eLearning and driving the creation of TV-style content. It’s a natural fit for “learning experience platforms” that treat learning opportunities more like Netflix episodes than traditional, stand-alone LMS courses. The live video buzz is all about Facebook and YouTube Live, but there are other platforms and tools more relevant and powerful for trainers and corporate learning.
Webinars and web conferences are powerful delivery formats for employee training programs. These formats and their associated tools enable the “live online learning” trend that continues to transform instructor-led delivery, allowing trainers to reach learners in many locations at the same time. Webinars and web conferences are being used more frequently because they are convenient for participants and instructors, cut down on unproductive travel time, and significantly reduce travel expenses.
In this post, I conclude my 3-part series on improving the quality of eLearning and avoiding mistakes that can lead to embarrassing and sometimes reputation-diminishing review cycles. In the previous 2 posts, I discuss the importance of quality and introduce you to the concept of adapting software test scripts to eLearning projects. I also explain how to design your testing process and test script.