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Creating a community via remote learning

A colleague recently sent me a clip of trainees doing an activity during a  pre-Covid  training course; a packed room with around 20 young journalists based in Delhi, in pairs, discussing a thorny editorial problem. The energy in the room was fantastic – arms waving around, points being debated, everyone so involved. Of course this is what we are all aiming for with our remote training. And we all know that it’s much easier in a room, than over Zoom or Teams. But it’s not impossible. I’ve…

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3 Replies · Reply by Sarah Wightman on Wednesday

Nightmare Adobe Connect Sessions for the last two days.... any ideas

Can anyone help? I have been producing for a client and this was the scenario today and yesterday: Adobe 11, 16 participants all with webcams on and all in via the App in standard view. I am in the App via Chrome. Adobe crashed a total of 16 times, 10 times today and always when we came back from breakouts and also at other random times.  If it crashed during breakouts participants were restored to breakouts once I had allowed them back in. Also content in pods was periodically flagged as…

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15 Replies · Reply by James Booth May 5

Asking the audience questions in webinars

In Jo's recent blog bemoaning the lack of interactivity in webinars, it shocked me to see that 'Asking the audience questions' during the webinar wasn't even an area that was measured https://lightbulbmoment.info/2020/12/10/dont-waste-your-live-online-session-interact-with-your-audience/Granted, 52.6% of those polled said they 'showcased audience questions' in webinars but:1) I don't know what 'showcased' means2) 52% is a low percentage if the aim of your webinar is engagement.In rolling out a…

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1 Reply · Reply by Michael Cook Apr 22