Introducing web conferencing

by | Jun 17, 2009 | Articles

Towards Maturity research shows that web conferencing tools are growing rapidly in popularity with employers and learning providers. The Driving Business Benefits report highlighted that web conferencing has increased and is in use by 62% of businesses that we surveyed.

In an economic climate where time and budget are scarce and travel expenses are being slashed, there are a number of benefits for using web conferencing tools:

o Reduce Cost
o Reduce time  ( as a result of immediate distribution of business critical learning and content)
o Reduction in carbon footprint. (The greater the distance, the greater the benefit!)
o Increasing access to scarce expertise.
o Addressing needs of remote audiences.
o Speedy responses to rapidly changing learning needs
o Bring management practices into line across virtual teams
o Disseminate good practice or changing information quickly and consistently

These tools allow groups to come together online without leaving their place of work to learn together and to communicate with experts and with each other.Web conferencing tools provide  a rapid, simple, low-cost and straightforward opportunity for classroom trainers to extend their reach and migrate to new learning media.

You can see examples of the technology in action  on site .

This short introduction is aimed at those new to this technology and highlights pitfalls to avoid and signposts areas for further information.

The paper covers:

  • What is web conferencing?
  • Benefits of web conferencing
  • How does it work?
  • Implementation considerations
  • Example tools
  • Where to go for more information

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