81 – Adobe Connect

Down 21 places in 2019; 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
  • “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

How to use Adobe Connect for Learning

Here you will find some basic guidance and links to resources on how to use Adobe Connect for teaching, training, learning and development.

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