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Education

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

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...
Combining handwriting apps with video conferencing can help preserve an important communication tool.

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...
Life science video conferencing will make use of VR.

Life Science Video Conferencing Brings Nature into Schools

There’s a heart-warming moment in the BBC’s Blue Planet documentary series where world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough drops the façade of scientific professionalism and shows pure, child-like enthusiasm. As an enormous blue...
Online courses can help children learn sign language.

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...
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...
Video conferencing can help senior citizens access and succeed in higher education.

Education for Senior Citizens: College Classes for Seniors Could Depend on Video Conferencing

You’re never too old to learn, and in the U.S. it actually gets easier as you enter your autumn years. Financially, anyway. Every state in the union has a university or...
Video Conferencing in Education

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...
Video conferencing for hearing impaired students

Video Conferencing for Hearing Impaired Students Makes a Big Difference in and Out of...

They’re seated just a few feet apart in the classroom, but every question the student asks travels 300 miles before it reaches the ears of the teacher. The answer makes the...
Video conferencing is connecting students with 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....
Universities are turning to telepresence robots to facilitate learning.

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)...