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.
According to the Training Magazine’s 2015 Industry Report, only 46% of training is now delivered in a traditional classroom setting by a stand-and-deliver instructor, a significant decrease over the past 15 years.
During a recent webinar hosted by Adobe, Cindy Huggett – CPLP, an expert on virtual training and author of “The Virtual Training Guidebook: How to Design, Deliver, and Implement Live Online Learning”, we shared the importance of ready to use activities within virtual sessions and key tips on how to implement them so to maximize engagement.
One of Europe’s leading providers of specialty business education has brought together the best of distance learning with the benefits of a live classroom. Online Classroom Live from BPP Professional Education delivers live, real-time classes to learners in any location on any device using Adobe Connect.
Imagine you are teaching a class in a traditional physical classroom when you notice that some students are standing in the hallway while other students are looking out of the window and some students are playing games on their tablets and phones.