Not all virtual platforms are created equally!
| By David Smith
At Virtual Gurus we are finding that many organisations are being asked to deploy virtual classroom training using technologies that are designed as communication tools.
With the advent of Office 365 subscriptions providing Skype for Business as a communication tool, we are finding that many training teams are now being asked to use that platform to deliver their virtual classroom offerings.
IT departments and CIO’s are effectively ‘handcuffing’ those training teams into having to fit the training into the specified technology, something that often feels like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
The training that the team wants to create and deliver cannot be fully realised in every platform. It is key that training teams are provided with the right set of tools to be able to effectively design and deliver highly engaging and interactive training for the learner.
At Virtual Gurus we firmly believe that you need to evaluate the various elements of training that you provide and decide which platform supports the learning most effectively.
This white paper serves to highlight the key differences from a functionality and usability perspective between two of the most widely used virtual classroom platforms – Adobe Connect and WebEx Training Center, and the Office 365 ‘equivalent’ Skype for Business.
About the Author: David Smith
David is Global Director of Virtual Learning Solutions at Virtual Gurus, and is passionate about supporting individuals and organisations in getting the most from delivering training virtually. He is a regular speaker at international training conferences and Citrix webinars.