• Oct 15
    2012
    Are you ready for Windows 8? You’d better be! The next Windows release marks a huge departure from what we’ve seen in previous new versions of Microsoft Windows. If you’re expecting a new Word layout or Excel task groupings, fuggedaboutit! Windows 8 is nothing short of transformational for the platform that is the de facto standard for the business world. For the many of us who are connected at the ...
  • Oct 08
    2012
    In last week’s post we looked at web conferencing tool features that have practical application for the virtual classroom. Today, let’s talk about how video conferencing tools help instructors adapt their delivery seamlessly to the virtual classroom. Businesses everywhere have embraced the virtual classroom because it provides flexibility and cost savings. As savvy instructors know, you don’t have to lower expectations of learner engagement, interaction, collaboration and performance just because ...
  • Oct 01
    2012
    Necessity is the mother of invention, and nowhere is that more evident than in the variety of web conferencing tools that are available in today’s global business environment. I’ve attended 7am meetings with professionals in India and reviewed projects with teams in Australia. Videoconferencing is not just for business meetings anymore; this interactive technology training tool has liberated instructors, encouraging them to discover new strategies to enrich the learning experience ...
  • Sep 24
    2012
    In our last blog post, we talked about the factors that gave rise to the prevalence of the virtual classroom in a business setting. Now let’s take a look at how new developments in web conferencing enhance traditional classroom methods in the virtual employee training program environment; enabling its continued growth and popularity. Organizations that traditionally provided instructor-led employee training programs in a traditional classroom training environment have found that ...
  • Sep 17
    2012
    Training solutions budgets in many companies appear to be on the rise, and that’s wonderful news. As business slowly rebounds from the recession of recent years, corporate funds can more readily accommodate (and rightly so!) a more substantial employee training solutions budget. That’s not to say that the economic downturn hasn’t left its mark on the corporate training solutions department. These organizations have had to do more with less; struggling ...
  • Sep 13
    2012
    What makes for the best self-paced eLearning business training program? As an instructional designer and multimedia developer, this is a question I’ve considered many times over the years. Of course, there are different ways to measure excellence, so there really isn’t a single answer to that question. In short, I try to create the most effective and satisfying learning experience that I can, given the constraints of time, budget, and ...
  • Sep 10
    2012
    As personal devices infiltrate offices around the globe, Generation Y’ers feel right at home. They record meeting notes on their tablet, collaborate with colleagues from their Smartphones and share ideas on social media… all in the course of a single afternoon’s work! In the classroom, they expect the same technology-driven conveniences. Why not access the syllabus from their laptop, submit homework from their email account and work on a team ...
  • Sep 05
    2012
    If you were a fly on the wall of any corporate conference room, what would you see? In today’s company meeting, managers carry personal tablets− not paper file folders. Employees share documents on the fly as they discuss the latest project developments. Personal devices have become indispensable for most professionals; it would only follow that they could be invaluable in the classroom as well. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is ...