81 – Adobe Connect

Down 21 places this year; its lowest position on the list

Adobe Connect is web conferencing software for web meetings and webinar events.

Website: adobe.com/products/adobeconnect.html
Cost: Commercial. Free Trial
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 52
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 73

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 60    2017: 66    2016: 62    2015: 34    2014: 32    2013: 30
2012: 32    2011: 59    2010: 61    2009: 41    2008: 66    2007: 52

Comments from some of those who selected Adobe Connect as one of their Top 10 Tools

“awesome virtual classroom” General Manager, Chile

Previous comments

“we use this to teach our distance learning classes. Lots of great features and easy to use.” Victoria Schmidt, USA

“Versatile, powerful webinar and synchronous classroom tool”  Kerry Johnson, e-learning developer, Australia, 2016

“Delivery of webinars and virtual meetings (for project coaching for example)” Benjamin De Wulf, Consultant, Belgium, 2016

“Probably the best webinar platform out there.” James Clay, UK, 2016

“Adobe Connect – a new tool for me. I’ve just completed an in-house learning program on how to effectively facilitate live virtual learning through Adobe Connect and I’m pretty excited about its potential. Interestingly if it’s done in the right way it can be more engaging for learners than face-to-face training and it forces you to be more succinct and focused on the key learning goals in your training as you can’t really run long Adobe Connect sessions effectively. It’s still formal learning but it enables small/short formal learning which is more preferred and has more uptake than longer sessions” Fleur Mouchemore, 2015

“Honestly, I still have a special place in my heart for WebEx (my first true webinar love), but Adobe Connect is functional. And helps make the world much smaller. And it’s the tool I’ve been given to work with by my employer. So it makes the list.” Brian Washburn, 2015

“for lectures, onlineseminars, student meetings” 2015

“great way to connect with students in real time, providing interactivity, collaboration, and ability to record everything” Justine Poldevin, 2014

“use this program for webinars, one-on-one catchups and synchronous e-learning”  Zifang Su 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“We acquired Adobe Connect in our Institute for live online classes. However, it is so easy to use, I can use it for online meetings with people who have never used it before”.  Brian Mulligan

“This tool is provided to Ontario educators by the provincial Ministry of Education and is an amazingly simple tool for hosting collaborative meetings online.”  Rodd Lucier

“This tool is great for quickly creating a recorded session and then distributing that session to learners. Additionally, it tracks number of hits and other key information. I use it both for recorded sessions and live sessions.” Karl Kapp

“We use Adobe Connect for synchronous online training, as well as virtual collaboration. It’s kinda pricey, but the best web conferencing software I’ve used. Very versatile and dependable…. pretty too!”  Matt Lisle