Webinar (an abbreviation of Web seminar) is an interactive seminar, which students can participate through the website or other Internet services. Webinar is a new way of learning using the Internet - it is usually a lively and interactive presentation in real time within which the students can participate through the chat, ask questions via microphone, share videos, files and other multimedia content. For webinars, a typical length is about 60-120 minutes.
Unlike traditional e-learning, for webinar it is important to have a live teacher or lecturer. By this, it combines classical form of seminars or trainings with an electronic off-line method, which represents an e-learning. E-learning, through its interactivity, does not require the physcial presence of the audience in the venue.
Use of the webinar in practice: Webinars are a new way of learning using the Internet services and websites. Webinars can usually be participated in by simply typing the URL into your web browser. Similar to webinars is the online training to which the webinar is shorter.
Condition of participation in the webinar is a computer or other device connected to the Internet equipped with speaker and microphone. Given the demands on the transmission of video and audio, a quality connection to the Internet is needed. There is therefore no need for special hardware or software equipment. It is necessary to know the specific date and time at which the webinar is organized. For some webinars (which are held for a closed group of people) it is necessary to know the username and password. Access to most of the webinars is free.