Education

Education

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

A virtual spelling bee would reduce travel

A Virtual Spelling Bee Over Video Conference Connects Kids Across the Country

Do you know what the word nyctinasty means? If you closed your eyes right now, could you even spell it, having just read the word? That word--which refers to the movement...
A teacher demonstrates video conferencing in education training

How to Use Video Conferencing in Education Training: Getting the Most Out of the...

From his office at Fort Hays State University, Kansas, Dr. Gary Andersen is helping guide the future of Saudi Arabia. The Assistant Professor of Advanced Education Programs is mentoring more than...
Video conferencing between schools could help solve a teacher shortage.

Video Conferencing Between Schools Could Fight the Effects of a Teacher Shortage

It’s looking like students in the U.S. must learn to share if they are to get the most out of their education. And they don’t just have to share with their...
Education through video conferencing gives students flexibility.

Education Through Video Conferencing Is the Obvious Next Step in a Telecommuting World

Video conferencing means never having to sheepishly scurry in late to a college lecture. In fact, if your college is willing to explore the flexibility video conferencing can provide, you can choose...
Video conferencing presentations can act as a form of online career counseling

Online Career Counseling: The Pro Football Hall of Fame Offers Inspirational Video Calls for...

Here are a few names from the Pro Football Hall of Fame that even the most rabid NFL fan would have trouble recognizing. Do you know them? Jake Ray. Jon Kendle. Jason...
A video conferencing robot like this could help students learn.

Remote Students Learn More with a Video Conferencing Robot

The classroom of the future might include one teacher, no students, and dozens of robots. The class is proceeding like classes in every generation have proceeded up until now, except that every...
Video conferencing schools are helping kids in Kashmir.

India’s Government Is Using Video Conferencing Schools to Bring Education to Troubled Kashmir

Save our schools. Save us. Save our future! Those words are written beside pictures of crying children and a burning school building. They form artwork created by a school-aged child from Indian-controlled...
Video conferencing in education can be used to teach empathy.

Using Video Conferencing in Education Can Create Empathy in Students

We feel greater empathy for people we think are similar to us. Luckily, according to research, that similarity isn’t based solely on looks but rather on the broader social, behavioral, and...
education after a natural disaster

Video Conferencing Enables Education After a Natural Disaster

It’s harder than usual today to concentrate on what the teacher is saying. Through the plastic taped over the broken window, the girl can see her father and some neighbors cutting...
An online writers’ workshop can recreate the in-person experience using video conferencing

Video Conferencing Turns an Online Writers’ Workshop into a Weapon Against Self-Doubt

There’s a rich, rather romantic, literary tradition of writers gathering together to support, encourage, and inspire each other. It extends from Mary Shelley composing Frankenstein to win a scary story contest...