The disastrous consequences of COVID-19 have sent shock waves through the entire business community but once again creativity proved to be key. Multidimensions, specialist educators for the creative sector, have found innovative ways to digitise training and implement new structures to enhance and enrich our professional educational experiences.
Professional tutoring transformed overnight from an in-person experience to an online social collaboration and although digital training is common internationally, the change certainly sparked a paradigm shift for South Africa.
Amongst the pantheon of platforms available out there, 3 main online programs have emerged as showing the greatest potential for long-term implementation:
- Gobrunch.com – This free system makes it possible to engage with students, on a microphone and through video, keeps track of registrants, and records your sessions for easy distribution of the recorded webinar to attending students after the class.
- Google’s ‘Classrooms’ - A seamless solution for schools and universities to engage with students, this free web service was designed to enable schools to create, distribute, and grade documents and assignments. Formal educational institutions, such as schools and universities, must register as institutions after which the system is completely free.
- Zoom.com – Perhaps the most popular for online meetings, the usefulness of Zoom lies in the effortless way in which the system can share multiple users video, without compromising bandwidth, and its ability to screen share which makes it possible for participants to pick up on non-verbal cues and allows for a more natural workflow experience.
Online training has many benefits, including saving fuel, cutting back on travel time and providing more opportunities and resources for students to self-educate by generating recordings and mailing lists. With no projected finish line to the Corona pandemic and the need for social distancing it creates, it is paramount that we embrace all the opportunities for personal and professional growth that digital education has to offer.
If you want to experience the educational revolution first-hand, read more about Multidimensions brand new course titled ‘Online training essentials’ alongside many other creative workshops.