Thereby, you can conduct online meetings with your colleagues, whereever they are, or you can extend the outreach with online learning from your department.
Adobe Connect is particularly strong for online lectures, where content is saved from time to time.
Zoom is very strong for synchronous meetings and lectures, where content only exists here and now.
|Application||Educational courses with persistent content in chat, texts, boards, files, etc., over good, stable networks||Synchronous meetings and lectures, with non-persistent chat, presentations, filesharing and more, maybe over volatile networks|
|View / Layout||Everybody sees the same||Everybody can decide what layout to use in the meeting room|
|Reuse||All content, layout, structure and meetings can be copied and reused||Whiteboard contents, texts, settings and meeting rooms can not be copied and reused|
|Full, active recordings||Recording all content, active recordings, auto indexes, searchability, editing||Only audio, video, screen, non-active, not searchable, not editable recordings|
Zoom will replace Scopia Desktop / Avaya, which has been the video conferencing service at DeiC for the last 7 years. This will happen as user organizations and users switch to using Zoom.
The use of online meetings and online education has increased considerably over recent years: