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.
Adobe Connect 9.7.5, coming in Early March, brings with it a set of exciting improvements to both the Adobe Connect application and Adobe Connect Central. In this release we focused our efforts on further transitioning towards HTML5 within the administrator console and improving the login process, audio output selection, the installer, and much more.
Today we announced, with the support of many of our technology partners including Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla, that Adobe plans to end-of-life the Flash Player by the end of 2020. The significant progress that has been made on the open web in terms of standards, capabilities, and maturity makes us feel confident that they will ultimately provide a viable alternative for Flash content in the browser moving forward.
Adobe Connect has been at the forefront of enabling impactful web collaboration for over fourteen years. Helping geographically dispersed teams, knowledge workers and educators spread information, gain new skills and complete complex tasks are core to what drives us to advance the product.