Dozens of instructional design theories exist, and choosing which one to put in to practice during a particular learning or development initiative within your organization can be a difficult decision. By broadening ones understanding of the unique benefits within these different approaches the more likely one is to employ the format that best stimulates their learners and is most likely to help them achieve their development goals.
Pushing the boundaries of what enterprises, governments, and universities can accomplish with virtual classrooms, learning management systems, and educational content is at the core of what Adobe’s digital learning solutions stand for. For over sixteen years these tools have helped teams foster cultures of continuous development with engaging digital experiences that are available exactly at the moment of need.
Significant strides within the education technology arena have unlocked new ways for educators to scale how they help learners acquire the knowledge they need to be successful, but within this set of positive developments are also challenges that must be carefully taken in to account. At first glance, this increase of information accessibility and availability may appear to be a positive phenomenon in and of itself. On demand eLearning derives much of its impact from the fact that it scales rapidly and is available precisely at the moment of need, but this is only one half of the story.
What if your virtual meetings and training sessions were so dynamic that people clamored to attend them? Our most recent webinar discussed just that and featured Cynthia Clay, a veteran collaboration expert who’s work focuses on applying principles of psychology and neuroscience to virtual classroom and remote meeting experiences.
When it began offering Executive MBA (EMBA) courses online in 2004, Saint Mary’s College of California became a pioneer of virtual education. The program gave working professionals a combination of convenience and in-person interaction by blending virtual and in-classroom learning. Saint Mary’s award-winning EMBA program has since become a model for other institutions.Recently, the liberal arts college implemented Adobe Connect as its preferred online conferencing platform.
By finding more ways to deliver courses electronically, the University of Arizona (UA) broadens the reach of its educational opportunities. The UA currently offers nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs and its learning management system (LMS) holds more than 4,300 courses (15% of its total catalog) used by the university’s 19 colleges.