A Letter from MeetingOne’s CEO: 2019 Year in Review

MeetingOne on eLearning

Whether it’s a webinar, all-hands virtual business meeting, or virtual training, we’ve found customers are more likely to put on a professional event in Connect if they have a better option to manage audio. Adding Click&Meet means Meeting Hosts and Event Managers alike can lean on improved audio controls while conducting their events inside Adobe Connect rooms. New Audio Offerings. Last year, we released our Audio Bundles package for just that audience.

Training: A Primer For Hosting Live, Online (Virtual) Classes

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  Some online training rooms support Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOiP), some vendors support telephones (either toll-calls or toll-free), and some rooms support both VOiP and telephones. Should you elect to use VOiP, you'll need a headset plugged into your computer. Personally, I don't think you can go wrong with any kind of headset manufactured by Senneheiser (their headsets are a bit more expensive than others, but the audio quality is incredible).

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Open Source Web Conferencing Solutions – FREE

eLearning 24-7

Very very impressive, with mega features including desktop sharing, audio/video, whiteboards, along with remote administration tools, a moderating system, and a tool for importing documents in 32 different formats, integrates well with Moodle, but you do not need to have Moodle. Ekiga – VOIP and Web Conferencing, HD Quality – nice! It is VOIP, but the people on the other side, do not need VOIP. Red5Chat -video, audio chat functionality – Flash driven.

Learning Through Virtual Classrooms: A new-age workplace learning trend

G-Cube

Virtual classrooms are deployed via conferencing tools, which provide opportunities for web-based, audio as well as video communication. Virtual classrooms now provide ample opportunities for real-time communication – through text-chat and audio, as well as video between the learners and instructor. Audio chat can also be conducted within a virtual classroom. Audio chats can also be recorded within the virtual classroom to archive and utilize for further learning.

Which webinar tool do I use? Part 2

Superb Learning

Well-rated video and audio quality even with multiple people. Simple screen sharing, video and audio calling, and scheduling. Third-party telephone solution is required for audio calls. It has features and tools that have been created for teachers, including sharing of slides, video, audio, chat and desktop. There can be problems with video and audio quality. Webinar tools allow us to connect with each other even if we are unable to meet in person.

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Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions

Experiencing eLearning

Phone or VOIP–do people have headsets? Breakout rooms–how does audio work? Audio response–something too long to type in chat. These are my live blogged notes from Karen Hyder’s webinar, Key Steps to Preparing Great Synchronous Interactions from the Training Magazine Network. My side comments in italics. Any awkward phrasing, typos, or mistakes are mine, not Karen’s. Tip #1: Get participants to commit to participate.

Guest Post: 5 Effective Ways of Maximizing Mobile Tech In Learning Pursuits

Kapp Notes

Audio Recording. Email and VoIP. Plus, with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services like Skype and Google Hangouts, it is possible to make this venture more personal despite being totally virtual. This will will start off with a guest post form Jenni Birch who writes about apps, computer art, music and the latest developments in technology. Thanks Jenni for agreeing to post some of your thoughts on mobile tech and learning. Photo courtesy of Verizon Wireless.

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Comparison of Free Virtual Classroom Systems

G-Cube

You can combine it with Skype for audio communication, or alternatively use its integrated telephony option (Available in US & some European countries). But if you wish to also use video, VoIP, chat, whiteboard etc or wish to integrate a VCR in your application, then you may want to give Open Meetings a shot, which I found to be better than rest of the open source tools.

The Rise of the Digitals

Your Training Edge

For instance they are very comfortable with and quick to learn applications like Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, using Tools and Applications, Audio and video applications and tools. The president of the United States of America, Barack Obama uses VoIP to keep in touch with his family whenever he is out of the country. We are living in an age of technology where electronic devices have become an integral part of anyone’s life.

Which webinar tool do I use? Part 1

Superb Learning

How participants will access the audio (VOIP or teleconferencing). Which webinar platform do I use? This is a question I often hear with people looking to start delivering content through webinars, or more accurately Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT). More and more organisations are moving to the use of virtual tools to deliver training to their staff and clients, taking advantage of the benefits VILT offers.

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Choose the Best Microphone

ATD Learning Technologies

Recording audio doesn’t have to cost much. But the microphone is the heart of audio recording, so you need to make a good decision. Dynamic mics tend to be more robust than condensers, although condensers are more sensitive and pick up more detail in the higher audio frequencies. Be sure to check before you purchase if your mic requires phantom power and if your audio recording device or mixer can supply it. In fact, you can be up and running for under $100.

24 Virtual Training Best Practices to Follow When Shifting to Remote Learning

EI Design

This may include directions for breakout rooms, use of whiteboards, chats, and audio and video devices. Encourage all participants to dial in even if they are connected through VoIP. Encourage learners to use audio options. Introduction.

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Screen-Sharing’s Got Nothing on a Hands-on Experience. Here’s Why.

Cloudshare

We even encourage our own customers to integrate Zoom technology (or Skype, or Webex, or any other VoIP software for that matter), for the audio component of our virtual labs solution, to boost IT training or sales enablement. Studies have shown that when students sit passively and watch and listen only with audio/visual learning, they retain around 20% of the information that’s being presented.

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3 Ways to Use Adobe Connect

Integrated Learnings

As a participant they will be able to see slides, hear audio, and participate in chat. Other benefits to having a meeting room include using a web cam so that attendees can see each other, sharing downloadable files with attendees, and using Adobe Connect's VoIP capabilities to allow meetings without the added cost of telephone conferencing. by Jonathan Shoaf. Adobe Connect is one of the leading virtual classroom products on the market.

Web Conferencing: Voices from the Underground

eLearning 24-7

Now when it comes to recording, you will need to find out the following: Does your recording only work with VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) ? BTW, there are a lot of definitions and explanations on VOIP, but in basic basic terms – think of it this way: You have mic headset for your computer (there are great ones under $50), you stick the mic jack into your computer input (some computers the color is “pink&# ). Whalla VOIP! Personal Recommendation on VOIP.

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Web Conferencing 201

eLearning 24-7

Audio In Web Conferencing. A little known secret and often overlooked involves audio tied to recording. If the presenter is using VOIP, then audio is recorded during the presentation, because the audio is coming through the computer’s speakers. If the presenter is using a telephone, 98% of systems will not pick up the recording of the audio from a phone. Most systems do not record the audio from attendees, even if they are using VOIP, but some do.

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Analysis of ProtoSphere/Lync Integration

Kapp Notes

The Lync server is a software product that unifies enterprise voice, instant messaging and web-, audio- and videoconferencing into a, connected communications experience. Additionally, the integration means that the VoIP is always on. Always on-VoIP people interacting in the space can speak and hear others the moment they enter a zone for hands-free talking. Event.

After e-Learning delivery and deployment, how would you drive adoption?

ID Reflections

The post talks about an organization's role in the adoption of something as apparently simple as the use of Voice over IP (VoIP). Employees must be provided with the right equipment; if you want to use VoIP, make sure they have good quality headsets. Set up a pre-recorded webinar and get every user to log in and make sure they can navigate through it and that their audio and video works. After e-Learning delivery and deployment, how would you drive adoption?

10 Tips for Successful Webinars

360 Training

Check audio quality. Good quality audio is critical. If your audience cannot hear you clearly, or if the audio has a lot of distortion or interference, participants may get frustrated and leave your webinar before it is over. Prior to the event, work with a friend or colleague and try out equipment to see which of your options sounds best, from a land line telephone to computer software with voice over IP (VoIP).

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Top Nine Web Conferencing Vendors for 2015 Plus Trends

eLearning 24-7

The usual standards though – whiteboard, screen sharing, VOIP – funny, I saw one vendor pitch that they include “VOIP toll free” – what? VOIP is usually free – that is why people have it. If you love VOIP and are willing to ignore the UI – its solid but not great by any stretch then Skype might work. I know what you are thinking. You are wondering – “Nine?” ” Why not 10?

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Web Conferencing Services

Tony Karrer

I found a Google doc via delicious that I have a feeling wasn't intended to be public, but it has such a wonderful comparison of the various web conferencing tools that I felt compelled to copy it here and as a new Google Doc in case the document goes away. I also noticed that Wikipedia has a page - Comparison of web conferencing software - but it doesn't have pricing and a few other columns.

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Why & How to Create Virtual classroom Training for ERP End-users

CommLab India

You can have a video conference with other participants with the help of your webcam or speak to them using VoIP. The number of participants and features depends on the plan you buy.The basic features you get are web audio conference , screen sharing , and video conferencing. But you still have other features such as screen sharing , chat box , and audio conferencing. End-user training is one of the important factors that can decide the success of an ERP implementation.

A suggested chatiquette

Clive on Learning

and an audio dimension (VOIP or acccompanying teleconference). Teleconferencing or instant messaging with VOIP. Text chat would not be many learners' medium of choice for synchronous communication with their group during a course. The order of preference probably goes: Face-to-face communication. Web conferencing that includes a visual dimension (webcams / graphics, etc.) Text chat using a chat room or instant messaging.

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Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

Text to Speech, Automatic Voice Recognition, Audio Social Learning. Wishing there was a way to enhance your learning experience, with such products as augmented reality, virtual worlds or VOIP? As aforementioned one company called Wimba already has audio – voice capabilities within their social learning product, so that learners can say their comments on a discussion board and other learners can hear the voice comments rather than read them.

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Moving to the Virtual Classroom: A Trainer’s Roadmap to Success with Cindy Huggett #ASTDTK12

Learning Visions

Headset for phone (use the phone that you’ve got a clear, solid connection on – could be VOIP, landline, cell phone – but have backup) Thumbdrive with materials Backup Internet connection (she has a USB wifi…) in case power outage, etc… Clock in the background Get into your space an hour before the session starts – not when it starts! audio – there’s an echo, it goes out; technology snafus – the link changes, etc.) My live notes from Cindy Huggett’s @cindyhugg session at ASTD TK12.

Part 3 of Interview with Virtual Worlds 3D Pioneer Randy Hinrichs

Kapp Notes

Know how audio works – there are four configurations, the OS, the virtual world, the individual avatar, and the headset. When we use the Internet to interact, even in something as mundane as a VoIP concall, it is pretty much the same thing. Here is part three of my interview with Randy Hinrich. It was a great interview and invaluable insights. Here is part one of the interview: part one of the interview here. Here is part two.

Collaboration Tools

Tony Karrer

As I mentioned in Real-Time Collaborative Editing , I had a fantastic experience participating in group editing of a Mind Map of collaborative tools during a session at Learn Trends. You can see the result below. But it was interesting to see the results exported which I've embedded below. I would expect the document to continue to grow and change, but thought it would be worth having it available in a text format as well (so I can find it when I need it).

Moodle GoToWebinar Integration, the innovative solution that will tighten up the relations within your company

Paradiso

Custom Audio and Video Modes. The presenter can choose the audio mode for the webinar. He can either use the computer’s mic or speakers (VoIP). GoToWebinar is an eLearning tool that brings students/employees closer to their coach or teacher. With the Moodle GoToWebinar integration, you will have face-to-face contact with your learning team, wherever you want.

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Great FREE Software Downloads

The eLearning Coach

AUDIO RECORDING AND EDITING. Audacity is an audio recording and editing application with a lot of the features you find in commercial products. It works on all platforms and is probably the most popular free audio program around. It doesn’t have video or audio chat, though. CamStudio can record all the screen actions on your computer, as well as an audio narrative, and create AVI files which can converted to a streaming Flash (SWF) format.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

Q&A from Blog Readers on E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

via VOIP, mobile, telephone, etc. What is taking place in the space are the number of “freebies” that have arrived – not just for audio conferencing only, but also with web conferencing too. Some have ads, which can be a downer for some folks, others require the person to either use VOIP or call in with a non toll free number. . There is nothing like interaction.

mLearning Content Types - Level 3: Voice

mLearning Trends

Level 3 extends the mobile learning experience by providing users with anytime/anywhere access to audio-based content without needing a smartphone device or standard MP3/iPod-style media player. The CellCast Solution platform contains a highly unique set of audio content creation and deployment features not found in any other enterprise learning platform that bridge the previously separate cellular voice network with the Internet data network.

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Top Picks for 2016 – E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

Includes VOIP that I find crystal clear. HD Audio. I’d go with the video suite because it includes audio capabilities too. After a whirlwind week that for many of us has left an indelible mark of uneasiness and concern, we all need a little good cheer. Sure we could ask Santa to make a special emergency delivery. We could inquire why Black Friday or Cyber Monday is always after Thanksgiving. Heck, we could even demand that for this year it starts like today.

Web Conferencing 101 – The Basics

eLearning 24-7

event management, e-commerce (if available), audio conferencing and how it works with web conferencing vendors, who is in the tablet space, and my personal picks. Web Conferencing or Audio Conferencing? Otherwise, save your money and just do audio conferencing. You record everything that is seen on the screen – including the presenter’s voice – which is achieved via VOIP (i.e. What about the presenter’s voice – i.e. via VOIP?

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Making Sense Of The iPad For Online Learning

The eLearning Coach

It does have a built-in microphone and stereo speakers so it is audio ready. Text chat is an obvious use and VoIP services should work. The iPad then, can be used for audio-based synchronous learning, collaboration, meetings and just-in-time support. The noise about the release of Apple’s iPad has been a bit overwhelming. Were you too busy to read the reviews, analysis and opinions? No problem.

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Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

They say its about: 5 Trends Converging (3G + Social Networking + Video + VoIP + Impressive Mobile Devices) The growth of mobile devices has been amazing. Add to this VOIP/Skype, 3G and what’s happening with video on demand. And capture is moving towards video and audio. That you couldn’t really do audio or video or much of anything else over the web?

Definition: Massively Multi-learner Online Learning Environment (MMOLE)

Kapp Notes

Communications tools such as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and/or text-based chats. Multi-Modal Interactions: Most online learning environments involve some audio and visual, however, they are not typically three dimensional. The 3D aspect coupled with audio and voice can allow the learner to engage multiple senses in the MMOLE experience and help to reinforce the learning.