Education

Education

The world is your classroom. Video conferencing hardware is connecting teachers to students around the globe to break physical barriers to education.

online sign language courses

Online Sign Language Courses Over Video Calling Could Be Enhanced with Skype Translator

Sometimes concentrating on what a piece of technology is designed to do blinds us to what it is actually capable of doing. It doesn’t have to be as dramatic a pivot as...
handwriting apps with video conferencing

Handwriting Apps Could Draw on Video Conferencing to Revive a Lost Art Using Technology

Do you have a pen on you? Right now? If you’re at work there’s probably one rolling around in your desk drawer, or maybe a colorful collection growing out of a cylindrical...
e-mentoring over video conference

Middle Schoolers Are E-Mentoring Elementary Students Using Video Conferencing

When Kiser Intermediate student Jaida Thomas grows up she wants to be a teacher. Or a beautician. Or a pediatric oncologist. That’s quite a wish list for a young lady to...
live video chat and online learning

Click for Help: Live Video Chat Links in Online Learning Tools Give Students Instant...

If you’re a parent, or just spend time around kids, you know that sometimes the answers our children seek for their homework are a little more complex than a patient parent...
video conferencing network for studying abroad

A Video Conferencing Network on a CERN Scale Would Make Studying Abroad Practical for...

It was designed to uncover the truth about the origins of the universe, and along the way it gave the world its greatest innovation in communications. CERN, the European Organization for...
video conferencing and state parks

Video Conferencing Now Links Schools to State Park Rangers, and Could Also Work in...

If you go down to the woods today, prepare to learn a thing or two. There, in a small clearing, is a manufactured tree stump within which sits a large screen TV....
mentoring female students with video conferencing

With Video Conferencing, Women Mentors Could Empower More Female Students to Choose STEM Fields

You don’t need the status of a globally-recognized, enduring pop icon to empower women. You just need access to video conferencing. And to be willing to share your life journey. Because that’s...
telepresence robots in universities

Telepresence Robots Appear in Universities to Help Experts Teach Multiple Classes Simultaneously

This takes some explaining. Students from four different Virginia universities are (a) collaborating online with expert drone makers via (b) robotic telepresence video conferencing, in order to make drones capable of (c)...
virtual debates using video conferencing

Virtual Debates Via Video Conference Put Low-Income and Wealthy Schools on Equal Playing Fields

Here’s a debate scenario for you: That the National Speech and Debate Association National Tournament should be conducted online using video conferencing. The case for the negative would probably hinge on fears of...
flipped classroom and video conferencing

In a Flipped Classroom, Video Conferencing Introduces Kids to New Ideas and Invites Collaboration

Young people today have got it all backwards, and their schools are to blame. If you’re a parent of school-aged kids you’ve probably already learned the hard way that what you thought...