If working for a company such as a major corporation that purchased automated software to integrate between six regional offices where the staff is located throughout and unable to meet at the same time or location I first want to make sure the material that needed to be covered in the training was outlined and what technology they had in mind first for the automated system to work such as are there classrooms that have technology in them at each location or is this disseminate materials to everyone and they collaborate based off the materials. This would let me know how communication is going to take place. In distance education, it is imperative that educators think about how communication will occur and how to apply experiences that will promote effective and efficient learning (Simonson, Smaldino, & Zvacek, 2015).
Then I would ensure that the different locations had access to Web 2.0 tools. These tools would include a document sharing location where they could upload screen shares or videos as well as a communications tool such as a wiki where threads could be started based off the topics and people could collaborate based off what is needed. I would also create modules that would contain the information in handouts that would be required for each part of the training.
By creating these modules and giving the employees access to these different tools they would be able to load files so each other could view them and collaborate on specific objectives or topics that are important. An example of one way a document sharing can be used is at the college where I work. They use a document sharing location for each department. This location allows them to upload files that can be shared by their offsite campus location. These files are video files for people to watch over how to do specific tasks, documentation to follow on what they do in their specific jobs as well as policies so they always have access to the most up to date version.
Another use of tools is used by CORT business solutions. This company is using wikis and blogs to help foster internal collaboration across different departments and to manage the workflow for its e-commerce site, which rents out home and office furniture and helps companies relocate employees to new locations (Lynch, 2007). This would be one of the ways I would propose to use wikis for this scenario.