Conducting student webinars with Adobe Connect Pro

Last year I wrote a short article about my first experiences using this tool for role-play meetings in an Intercultural Communication course. Since then Prof. Anna Nabirukhina (FINEC, St.Petersburg/RU) and I have conducted student webinars which is the subject I’d like to address here. To begin with, as Caroline Cornelius mentions in her review of the Adobe Connect Pro tool „Moderating, discussion and presentation in Adobe Connect™” (pdf available online), the first and never-ending question is “Can you hear me?” For the average user (= member of teaching staff, technically interested but non-professional user of web 2.0 tools), it is...

Active meetings with Adobe Connect Pro – getting started

Active meetings with Adobe Connect Pro – getting started I recently had my first opportunity to try out this meetings/web conferencing tool with students. After only one training session on how to use it, I’m definitely a beginner! But (I asked myself), with tools like this one, don’t we need to simply try them out and find out firsthand the advantages and pitfalls? I’d like to share with you what I hoped to achieve (goals), how we went about it (preparation), and a few things we learned along the way. Here’s the scenario: I was teaching CCM II (Cross-Cultural Management...