Jennifer B. Davis
Sometimes technology is a nuisance or a distraction, but other times it enables real solutions to real problems. One of my problems is that I am a continuing education junkie. I must confess that I actually enjoy reading business books (even if they are a bit redundant at times) and love to take instructor lead courses on topics of interest. However, I am not a full-time student and can't devote all the time and resources that I would like to this endeavor.

Enter stage right...web conferences. The leading providers of web conferencing services publish calendars of free web seminars and training events that are conducted by their clients on a variety of topics. I have taken a variety of these courses over time and have found many of them very engaging, professional, and useful. Often they are presented by best selling authors and leading industry consultants. And for the price of admission (did I mention they were free?), I was surprised by the quality of the content!

See the links below to see the course offerings sorted by web conference software provider.

There are, undoubtedly, other companies that offer similar services. Which other ones would you recommend?

P.S. Some are better than others, of course, so if you choose unwisely - don't blame me. They all have a compelling feature when compared to traditional courses: because they are accessed via the web and phone, you can always multi-task and do something else (like read my blog) while you listen in. Try one and let me know what you learned!
1 Response
  1. Anonymous Says:

    GoToMeeting is simple to use (as a presenter) and simpler than WebEx (for the attendee). Just started using it last week. Terry T