Groopex Integrated Conferencing - for the Corporate Training Marketplace
According to Wainhouse Research, corporate trainers indicate two of the strongest driving forces behind using web conferencing in training programs are to reduce costs and reach more people. Other top concerns are reducing time away and achieving successful learner outcomes. The pace of delivering live web-based corporate training events is rapidly replacing live training.*
So how can the use of web conferencing be made easier to deliver an enhances learning experience? That’s the question Groopex set out to solve and succeeded with the creation of Groopex Integrated Conferencing (GIC)—a robust middleware solution that delivers an enhanced learning experience through the integration of third-party web conferencing platforms and learning management systems (LMSs) to deliver real-time collaboration. The result is an easy-to-use and flexible learning environment that addresses the ever-growing need for corporate training programs without the need to add IT or administrative staff and the ability to offer courses at multiple locations throughout the world using a standard Internet connection.
GIC Enables Training Opportunities
Corporate training organizations implement GIC to deliver an enhanced learning experience because the solution:
- Allows for instantaneous collaboration between departments
- Includes access for new learners and new geographies
- Provides live, synchronous courses anytime…anywhere
- Enables the delivery of new courses or ability to achieve new learning objectives
- Eliminates transportation costs and commuting time for students and instructors
GIC offers the capability of creating a complete live, online training platform and provides high-quality synchronous online classes. GIC is platform independent and integrates with standard learning management systems such as Moodle and industry-leading web conferencing providers, Cisco's WebEx™ Meeting Center, Training Center, Event Center, and Microsoft Live Meeting.
The online training classes created by the Groopex integration allow for full web conferencing capabilities, including multi-party video, audio, whiteboard, desktop sharing and document editing. This system includes the online learning content, allowing participants to view and interact with learning materials. Online training programs can be recorded, archived, and easily accessed for later review. The LMS provides the infrastructure to manage online corporate training programs, including class scheduling, assignment handling and online examinations with grading management, monitor employee attendance and training progress, and the web conferencing platform connects the dots for live interaction and collaboration.
Please contact Groopex for more information.
*Wainhouse Research, “Web Conferencing’s Expanding Role in Training,” March 2007.