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Plugin Adds Gaming and Social Networking to Adobe Connect

Adobe Connect users have a new way to build games into their online sessions and encourage discussion and interaction among meeting attendees.

EduGame Cloud, from ConnectExtensions, is a portfolio of customizable learning games, training resources and student management tools for cloud-based instruction through Adobe Connect. According to a statement from the company, educators and webcast administrators can use the plugin to create "custom crossword and word search puzzles, trivia games, surveys, assessments, quizzes" for their Adobe Connect meeting rooms.

The platform supports social media integration with Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SlideShare and more. Hosts and meeting attendees can exchange virtual business cards, connect with other users or participate in group discussions led by the host. All interactions occur in real time and are tracked by the system. Meeting administrators receive a detailed report of the users' activity at the conclusion of the session.

Adobe Connect users can go online to download a free trial of EduGame Cloud or register for an upcoming webinar demonstrating the platform.

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Kanoe Namahoe is online editor for 1105 Media's Education Group. She can be reached at knamahoe@1105media.com.

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