Cisco Buys Webex

Tony Karrer

Just saw this : Earlier this month, Microsoft announced it was finally adding voice capabilities to its Live Communication Server. And now Cisco is adding hosted collaboration to compete with Microsoft's hosted service known as Live Meeting. This makes me wonder what these systems will start to look like in a couple of years and whether folks like Elluminate will be able to compete

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Harold Jarche

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How to get fans inside the NBA’s playoff bubble

Doc Searls

Sell tickets to attend online through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, Webex, GoToMeeting, Jitsi or whatever conferencing system can supply working tech to the NBA. Then mic everyone in the paying crowd, project them all on the walls (or sheets hanging from the ceiling), combine their audio, and run it through speakers so players can see and hear the cheering crowds. The playoffs start on July 31.

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Blog Post: Zoom as a platform for virtual Knowledge Caf?s

David Gurteen

I think Zoom will most likely replace Skype, Google Hangouts and many of the corporate webinar platforms such as Webex and Adobe Connect over the coming few years. By David Gurteen I mentioned last month that I was experimenting with a potential virtual Knowledge Café platform - Zoom Meetings. Well I am delighted to say that the two experiments I ran clearly demonstrated that Zoom was more than up to the task.

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My Top Personal Learning Tools 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Just to be clear, though, my list does not include WebEx or Adobe Connect - these are the reason it took so long for videoconferencing to become popular, and the reason people took to an upstart like Zoom as soon as it was offered

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The smell of boiling frog

Doc Searls

There’s still Skype, Webex, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts and the rest. I just got this email today: Which tells me, from a sample of one (after another, after another) that Zoom is to video conferencing in 2020 what Microsoft Windows was to personal computing in 1999.

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Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0

Web Video Conferencing

Clark Quinn

I even would think that someone having to do a download like WebEx does would be annoying enough that users wouldn't want it. Two of my start-up clients have recently discussed adding video conferencing to their web offering. Both startups use have two kinds of users involved who are going to want to do 1-to-1 communication through a variety of different communication approaches (text, phone, etc.) and now they want to explore providing video chat between the parties.

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1st update on 10 Tools Challenge 2013

Jane Hart

32- Adobe Connect 50- Blackboard Collaborate 54- WebEx. It has been good to see the varied interest in the 10 Tools Challenge both on my blog and Twitter as well as on other social channels – so here are a few updates. 1 – In response to a number of requests I’m now collating the blogs of those who are taking part as an update on the introductory blog post - so that the posts can be shared more widely.

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The Problem With 'A National Effort in Online Education'

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This means providing access to simple effective (though imperfect) tools (like Zoom) instead of applications that feel like you're opening a vault (like WebEx) - this is the sense of Clayton Christensen's disruptive innovation (in the good sense, not the exploitative sense). Alex Usher points out quite correctly that universities will need to be online by the fall. We're not likely to be out of the Covid woods by then, and in-person classes will likely be limited and few.

Second Life and Learning

Tony Karrer

However, I think that the next generation of Second Life will displace tools like WebEx for many online events. I just read through a great post by Rich Hoeg which talks about his learning around Second Life.

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Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

WebEx enjoys the largest market share with 42.6% of Guild members that use a SLS indicating that they use WebEx Training Center. Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome."

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

You can access a WebEx recording of the presentation here: I agree that access of virtual worlds needs to be as simple as getting into a WebEx session. But it’s amazing that WebEx doesn’t have avatars for participants or any sense of space. virtual world, WebEx type product. I recently posted my Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010 and did a presentation on the topic.

The Ability to Lead Remote Employees Will Become the Next 2.0 Skill

Dan Pontefract

Do you have a platform such as Webex , LiveMeeting , Elluminate or Centra that allows this? Winter Olympic fever has enveloped my beloved city of Vancouver , but I’ve managed to take a break from the action to opine about an issue that clearly needs more than a mere blog post to help modify or even evolve. Whether small, medium or large in size, organizations have been or are set to grapple with remote based leadership issues.

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What Makes an LMS Easy to Use?

Tony Karrer

They are doing a combination of virtual classroom training (via WebEx) and self-paced eLearning. I’ll have more coming on this topic, but today someone asked me how to approach is going through an LMS selection because the general feeling was that the existing LMS was too hard for users to use. In this case, it’s customer training around products that the company sells. They currently use Moodle as an LMS with some customizations.

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Well Played, Blackboard

George Siemens

Adobe Connect has somewhat of an academic presence, but it has seen far more success in corporate settings, similar to WebEx and GoToMeeting. While Blackboard is unable to write a press release that includes clear statements like “we have purchased these companies&# , I have to give the company credit for the acquisition of Elluminate (and Wimba). With increased competition and general maturity of the market, Blackboard made what is likely its most important acquisition to date.

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Being There: What Presence Means in a Digital World.

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Of the audio in the video was much superior to say WebEx or Adobe Connect. This is an unedited automated transcript produced by my Pixel 4 from this presentation: [link] Hi everyone. I'm Stephen Downs and I bring you greetings from my home office in Castleman, Ontario, Canada.

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Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

Raptivity KnowledgePresenter Brainshark Presentations Respondus Elicitus WebEx Presentation Studio Vuepoint Content Creator Adobe Acrobat Connect (Pro/Br. Respondus Harbinger Knowledge WebEx Communicatio. I don't know if I've seen this reported by the eLearningGuild , but their reports showed some interesting information about satisfaction levels reported by members on course authoring and rapid eLearning tool satisfaction levels.

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Using Webinars to Increase Employee Engagement


In addition to linking to webinar tools, like GoToMeeting and Webex, a fully hosted learning management system like TOPYX LMS includes features such as…. Sometimes it seems like the cure for low employee engagement doesn’t exist. Company leaders and L&D decision makers spend countless hours trying to find a solution to employee disengagement. While some companies have discovered the key to their employees’ hearts and minds , others are still wondering where to start.

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One Week to Select an LMS – No Way

Tony Karrer

They are doing a combination of virtual classroom training (via WebEx) and self-paced eLearning. There has been fantastic comments around Learning Management System Easy of Use. This post was based on an inquiry that I received from someone who manages their current LMS implementation that is based on Moodle with some customization. They do customer training around products that the company sells.

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Top 10 Tools for Learning 2016

Luis Suarez

It’s the main learning tool I keep using on a regular basis for both audio and video conferencing, for podcasting, for vodcasting, for reaching out to people (either 1:1 or 1:many), so I can keep up with them and learn what they have been up to and despite other noteworthy efforts, like WhatsApp, Google Plus Hangouts, Blab, Viber, Tango, FaceTime, Zoom, Fuze, WebEx, Vyew, GoToMeeting, etc.

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Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Tony Karrer

WebEx enjoys the largest market share with 42.6% of Guild members that use a SLS indicating that they use WebEx Training Center. Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome."

One-way conferencing in a two-way world

Jay Cross

It wouldn’t be hard for WebEx, Adobe, Centra, Elluminate Blackboard, or their peers to provide a default conferencing environment that mirrors best practices for interactive meetings instead of mimicking what went on in yesteryear’s boring one-way workshops and classrooms. Yesterday I gave a presentation to a couple of dozen people using Adobe Connect Pro. I couldn’t see them. I might as well have been blindfolded.

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Personal Learning: Taking Ownership of Learning Online: Part One

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I do not recommend Adobe Connect and I do not recommend WebEx. Note: this is an unedited audio transcript generated by the Google sound recorder app on my Pixel 4. In the future I may edit it (or if you want to, feel free). For now, I provide it as is for your enjoyment.

Profile Photo

Tony Karrer

Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. I'm actively engaged in all kinds of sites that can be roughly described as social networking. Through this, and because of my My LinkedIn Open Connection Approach where I basically treat LinkedIn like a really big business mixer, I have lots of opportunity to "meet" new people online. My guess is that about 25% of the people I run into do not have a profile photo.

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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.

Travel Budget Slashes, Meeting Crunch and Going Virtual

Nancy White

Not far behind in its clunkiness is WebEx , which makes passing the control baton something of a high wire act. I’ve had the best luck with their integrated VoIP and their breakout rooms, while still a bit tricky, are much easier for me than WebEx. Throughout the year I’m involved in quite a few conferences and meetings. This year, the ground is shifting.


Tony Karrer

We talked about the SCORM test suite, SCORM test wrappers, and various test tools such as Trident , Reload player ([link] SCORM Test Track , remote debugging using tools like WebEx, HTTP traffic tracking with tools like Firebug , and some other things. There have been lots of good comments and discussion on the post Test SCORM Courses with an LMS : eLearning Technology. Well worth looking at some of them.

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Second Life as a Learning Tool

Tony Karrer

Now that Second Life has audio, there is a really interesting capability to have natural break-outs during online sessions that just never seems to work well in the current batch of tools, e.g., WebEx, LiveMeeting, etc. Found via Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development A great introduction to using Second Life as a teaching / learning tool. Video embedded below - didn't show in my blog reader. A few thoughts.

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Twitter and Webinars

Tony Karrer

So, both the webinar tool (Elluminate, WebEx, Adobe Connect, etc.) I recently complained that even after all these years, tools like Elluminate and WebEx still didn't provide the ability to have people put their pictures and other information on their profiles so you could find out more about the users. The last few online webinars I've attended there's been an interesting issue. Many of the participants are Twitter users who are becoming used to chatting via twitter.

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).


Tony Karrer

Can run PowerPoint in Adobe Connect, WebEx or other virtual meeting software. I'm at the Dan Roam - The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures - keynote at DevLearn. You can find something similar here. What problems can we solve with pictures? All of them. We all know how to do this. Three quarters of our brain is dedicated to visual processing. After you hit age six or seven, in education we stop emphasizing visual thinking.

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Hybrid Worlds

elsua: The Knowledge Management Blog

If you have been using Zoom, WebEx, Slack, Jive, HCL Connections, Chatter, MangoApps, Confluence, or any other collaborative tool for that matter with them their first question coming back is typically this one: ‘ Why aren’t we using MS Teams for this? Over the course of the last six years, since I went independent, I have had the opportunity (and still do!) of unlearning a few things in the space of knowledge sharing and collaboration tools.

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the new normal of remote work

Harold Jarche

Security is critical of course and Zoom’s recent issues temporarily allowed competitors such as Webex and Teams to gain some traction. “Working from home is not an option for every job, but there is clear evidence that it can have major advantages in the right applications and with the right workers. And as we show in this report it also can have a positive impact on the environment.”

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Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. Page update Mar 2008. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. I was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs.

Second Life and Learning - Tony O'Driscoll

Tony Karrer

I'm sure that once you add presence-based audio (meaning you can hear people who are close to you) that WebEx style systems will begin to look more like second life so you can have easier break-out sessions.

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Social Experience

Tony Karrer

Why the heck doesn't each tool – WebEx, Adobe Connect, Elluminate, etc. Interesting image from post by Dave White – Eventedness that relates to our social experience with different tools. It looks at how each technology relates to feeling of being present with others and whether that presence is felt beyond a specific limit of an event.

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Profile Photos

Tony Karrer

Add it to your Elluminate and WebEx profiles. I received a response that I didn't expect on my post Profile Photo. In that post, I suggested that you should always add a profile photo: Don't join that new Ning group without attaching your photo. Because profile photos help me: Believe that you are a real person and begin to connect with you. Remember you. Believe you are serious. I also suggested that for business networking: Don't use anything other that photorealistic photos.

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The social media I use

Nancy White

WebEx and Live Meeting – take note! Recently I wrote a post that received a lot of attention - more than I would have expected: How I use social media. At the end of the post, I promised to write about WHAT social media I currently use. So here it is. I tend to think of the constellation of tools a person uses as their configuration of tools. It is both what they use, how they use them, and how they fill the range of needs as a whole.

New Learning Solutions

Tony Karrer

You would categorize the space from faceless (WebEx) to 3D/complex (Second Life) and your solution is this new category of approachable 3D. For the past 15 years, I've spent a lot of time working on start-ups both inside and outside the world of eLearning. As I mentioned in Blogger Outreach , I'm now getting quite a few emails that are announcements of new services, products, events, etc.

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Notes from Information Technology Based Higher Education and Training ITHET 2013, Antalya

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

A New Strategy for Higher Education and Training Shirley Alexander Some intro stuff about the buildings being built for the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).

Irving Wladawsky-Berger: "Killer Apps" and Virtual Worlds

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Applications like WebEx prove there is a need and a desire to collaborate. I would suggest that an easy to use version of WebEx, 100% browser based that connects anyone, anywhere at anytime has a lot of merit. Irving Wladawsky-Berger A collection of observations, news and resources on the changing nature of innovation, technology, leadership, and other subjects.

Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Elluminate did not work through several firewalls, so we had to switch to WebEx. One of the interesting outcomes of my recent course - Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0