One of the pluses of technology in education is the fact that it liberated the notion of formal instruction and destroyed its confining walls. There is an emerging breed of teachers nowadays who no longer accept the notion that the classroom is necessarily contained within four walls. They use social media and telecommunication technologies to globalize their instruction and extend their teaching to everywhere in the world.
Such breed of teachers are called global educators and they are using a wide range of technologies in their work most important of which are web conferencing and webinar ( web seminar ) making tools. As for the former, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has already published 7 best web-conferencing tools for teachers. Check them out to learn more. Today's post, however, will provide you with some great webinar tools that you can use to teach and present live from beyond the classroom synchronously.
Check out these webinar tools :
This is what used to be Elluminate before it was bought by Blackboard. This platform helps users create virtual classrooms, offices and meeting spaces that open more possibilities to more students wherever they are.
WebEx web conferencing combines file and presentation sharing with voice, HD video and new Meeting Spaces. Meet anywhere, with anyone and get more done.
3- Adobe Connect
This is a web conferencing platform for web meetings, elearning, and webinars. It powers mission critical web conferencing solutions end-to-end, on virtually any device.
Video Skype is another great way for you to hold online webinars and face to face discussions.
5- Host Any Meeting
This website lets you host any webinar, video conference , and online mneeting for free. It also has pro versions with more features.
TokBox allows users to hold face to face meetings and webinars online. The free versions allows only for 25 minutes per month.
GotoWebinar lets users set up a webinar in minutes and present to hundreds of people from your Mac or computer.
8- Zoho Meeting
Zoho Meeting lets you meet your remote students online, connect instantly and share presentations at anytime anywhere.