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15 hours ago, Chock said:

True, in many  respects, however, there might be a bit more to it than simply people staying at home and firing up a laptop.

For example, in many ad agencies, design studios and places like that where I've often worked - and trained people - companies will have 'site licences' for software such as Adobe's Creative Suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator etc), and they'll have a physically wired server system for collective projects, so you can work with art directors etc. It is often easier with creative projects to just wander over to someone's computer to collaborate on matters and discuss stuff.

I've trained people on software remotely from my home on a few occasions - ironically on occasion teaching collaborative presentation applications such as Adobe's Captivate - and whilst I did get it done, using the training company's specialist classroom software with drop boxes, audio connection and screen sharing capabilities etc, there were occasions where it would have been far easier to just get a bit of paper and scribble a rough sketch, or point at the trainee's screen to clarify something, rather than doing it with all the fancy scratchpad tools in the training suite of software.

So when you have that kind of set up, it's not as easy or as smooth as one might imagine to have people work at home on a collaborative project. Not saying it's impossible, but it might take a bit of a shift in logistics for them to have it work and it's unlikely to be as speedy and smooth.

Any one of the literally thousands of people who's ever been on one of my training courses over the years, would be able to confirm that the trainer (i.e. me) having a big white board or a flip pad and some marker pens where one can scribble quick drawings to explain stuff is, something that I would frequently make use of, despite the fact that I'd be training people on the fanciest computers there are, on how to create high end CGI, graphics, movies etc. I won't say there's no substitute for being in the same room, but I do know it comes as a definite poor second in comparison to being in the same room with people when it comes to effective communication on creative processes.

Yep, and you can have the exact same flip board in the comfort of your home, and people would be able to see it through a webcam and on their screens... 🙂

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1 hour ago, Mgard78 said:

Yep, and you can have the exact same flip board in the comfort of your home, and people would be able to see it through a webcam and on their screens... 🙂

Tried that in the past and it's mot as easy to arrange everything the FOV of a webcam as it might seem, trust me. The resolution isn't great either. It's far better in person.


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On 3/17/2020 at 9:54 PM, Chock said:

Tried that in the past and it's mot as easy to arrange everything the FOV of a webcam as it might seem, trust me. The resolution isn't great either. It's far better in person.

1) Get a better camera

2) Use large fonts 

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29 minutes ago, Mgard78 said:

1) Get a better camera

2) Use large fonts 

😉

If I could have done that, I would. I have professional cameras which cost many thousands of pounds for example, but I am talking about hand drawing diagrams etc, so no fonts involved in that, but regardless of all that, you can't do that with the software the training companies use, they are intended for use with the cameras on the computers and in any case the classroom software limits the resolution on the comms because of the bandwidth required for screen sharing with multiple trainees.


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On 3/16/2020 at 9:20 PM, andyjohnston.net said:

You don't think there are more important considerations?

Don't you think there are more important considerations than replying in a flight sim forum right now ?

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On 3/16/2020 at 8:20 PM, andyjohnston.net said:

You don't think there are more important considerations?

Like what? I saw what was coming back in January and no one took any notice of my warnings! We are stocked and locked. I'm 70 so I'm buggered if I'll miss out on probably the only chance to try out the best sim in the World before I struggle to take my last breath!! And yes, I'm deadly serious.


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