key-features-of-webinarsWhen one talks about eLearning, several means of acquiring knowledge could come to your mind: ebooks, (online) courses, (online) tutoring…But what are the main differences among them?

Current contents

As webinars are live events set to a specific date (usually in the near future), their contents are extremely updated. No one is going to prepare, announce and then run a webinar about old technologies or topics. 

This is to say: you probably can’t attend an ‘Excel 2010 best tips’webinar, while you are able to go to Amazon and buy an ‘Excel 2010 Tips & Tricks’book (is this a disadvantage?) 

To remain stuck in the past is not recommended at all. One of the keys to success is to get better every day, so get out of your comfort zone, and stop using old software and techniques because you feel comfortable with them; otherwise you’ll miss all the progress people are creating for you. Continue reading


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Hi again!

As I promised you in our first entry, I’m gonna explain to you the basis of webinars.

What

A webinar is the combination of two words, Web and seminar, this is to say, multiple people watching a live stream of a trainer discussing a specific topic.

So, these sessions aren’t recorded videos or downloadable material, but a live transmission where there is an interaction between you and the trainer. The attendance could vary from a couple, to tens of people. That means several students may join you in the learning journey. So, we are talking about a communication tool, by which you can learn and meet new professional people.

A webinar may last from 30 to 75 min, and it can be either offered for free, or by charging a fee. In any case, the real value of a webinar will depend of the uniqueness of the topic or the depth of it, and of course, the quality of the trainer. Continue reading