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.
When thinking of moving an activity that is traditionally done in a physical setting to a virtual format – such as new-hire onboarding or training, there is sometimes a perception that the activity will be significantly less effective, or can not easily be replicated when brought online. And this is for good reason – a critical best practice we have observed in keeping an audience engaged, is to get them to participate.
Make Learning a Social and Mobile Experience – Introducing Adobe Experience Manager Communities for Learning
The way people consume content has changed dramatically in the course of the last few years. DVRs have taught us that we can expect to watch content when we want it, at the pace we want. Mobile devices have taught us that we can watch content in smaller, bite sized pieces, wherever we are located. Social networks have exponentially increased the number of individuals across which we can share information and recommendations. Yet, most of the corporate eLearning world remains in an environment where training is delivered top-down, in a we tell you what, when, and where to learn” type of fashion, chained to rigid Learning Management System software.