There is no single solution to today’s training and corporate communication problem. It requires a combination of different approaches: web, classroom, CBT, and live business video. While on the surface web based training is very attractive, it is limited for a number of reasons:
Interactive Video isn't just a better way to train... its a better way to communicate and better utilize the resources in your company.
Web based training is only capable of providing the knowledge of the course developer. Interactive Video is able to additionally pull knowledge from its audience, heretofore untapped knowledge, that can be shared with everyone in a broadcast!
Corporations don't teach Elementary School children. There is a huge reservoir of knowledge resources within your own workforce. Interactive Video allows the presenter to pass control of the program to their remote audience and allow them to share their valuable knowledge and experience with everyone listening... something you can't design into a web based program!
Interactive video can be used for a wide variety of non-training applications too. Some of these may include:
Teleconferencing is designed to handle a limited number of participants and much better suited to small, informal meetings rather than any kind of structured training or communication. Any group beyond 10 participants gets to be very difficult to manage. The Presenter has no control over the interactive communications and is unable to manage the Presentation effectively.
CADE can be incorporated into a teleconferencing system to provide some degree of control and works well with small groups. However, since the nature of teleconferencing requires each participant to make a long distance call to connect to the broadcast, it becomes very expensive for large numbers of participants.
Presentations originated from any location
Issue questions, call on participants, review results, answer requests
Scalable architecture supports extremely large audiences
Inexpensive, $350 or less
PC skills not required to participate in an interactive session
Easy to implement on existing PCs Software Only, no special hardware required
Runs on any Windows PC Works with Dial-up, DSL, Cable, or LAN connections to the Internet
Control interactive sessions from any location
Develop Presentations, Courses, Lessons from the Web
Access participant information from a browser
Maintain information on instructors, students, sites remotely
Access all information from the Web
No voice telephone line required