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Engagement By Design

I had some ‘fun’, or should I say, ‘engaging’ responses to my post last week about engagement. There were some interesting views about how to elevate participation and to increase engagement as a means of enhancing the learning experience for all, and to impact the outcomes for those making the investments.  As you might suspect, virtually all of the feedback was from ‘industry professionals’ and almost none was from the subjects of our work; the… [ read full ]

Hands Up For Engagement

Since the dawn of time, the most effective means of learning has been through storytelling, stories engage the imagination, and create a state where we are more able to take in the narrative and the meaning.  An engaging tale creates intimacy required to convey non-verbal elements of communication to deliver true learning.  And while we seem to be more “connected” than ever, getting the type of intimacy required to have meaningful engagement is more of… [ read full ]

Teaching in the Virtual Classroom—Is Anybody Out There?

Teaching is such a rewarding experience. I love what I do and I’m passionate about inspiring others to be successful at what they love to do. Anyone who’s attended one of my lectures will tell you my passion is apparent in the classroom. I’m animated! Some might say a tad overzealous, even frenetic at times—my lectures are energized and fun. And I like it that way. However, with the changing landscape of teaching environments—pressure to… [ read full ]

Seeing Is Not Only Believing—It’s About Learning

Technology has dramatically changed the way humans communicate and work, but it is still a slave to the same DNA which connects us as a species to the mountain gorillas of Central Africa.Computers, smart phones, and high-speed networks have all evolved in the last 50 years—a blink of an eye compared to the 55,000 years of human development, but it begs the question, why haven’t we more efficiently adapted how we learn with those digital… [ read full ]

Five Tips to Avoid Getting Hooked when Sourcing Telephony for Adobe Connect

If you’ve ever been fishing, sometimes it’s hard not to feel bad for our scaly friends; they chase after a brightly colored lure, convinced they’ve just won in the great game of “eat or get eaten”, only to find themselves hooked by something they never saw coming.Buying telephony for your Adobe Connect Meetings and Classrooms can often end up the same way. Vendors lure you with attractive base rates that seem so appealing. Until you start getting… [ read full ]

Refined Data Solutions awarded 2nd US Patent for Vantage Point virtual learning extension to Adobe Connect

Refined Data Solutions, a leading provider of eLearning solutions, is pleased to announce that its Vantage Point technology for Virtual Live Classrooms has been issued a second US Patent. Vantage Point is game-changing software that works with Adobe Connect and provides capabilities and controls for faculty and trainers that have never before been available in online delivery. Instructors can view live video of all of their students on a second monitor or large-screen TV while… [ read full ]