Adobe has released a significant update to their Mobile app for Adobe Connect for iOS and Android. Adobe Connect Mobile 2.0 now gives you full control over your online meeting or virtual classroom from a smart phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Additional features in this update include:
- Ability to share content from the cloud
- Use of the whiteboard
- Telestrating on top of content slides
- Ability to change meeting layouts
Being able to control an online meeting from a tablet has some really interesting possibilities. Imagine conducting a “reporter on the street” type of learning activity on the road with students back in the classroom or conducting a virtual meeting on a remote beach somewhere sipping a lemonade.
Video conferencing and Virtual Classrooms will continue to grow in popularity as instructors and educational administrators realize the power of synchronous online collaboration. The potential of bringing in experts and unique places from around the world into the classroom experience can be a highly engaging learning activity. The ability to have students participate in classroom activities from a remote location can also be a effective learning experience.