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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.

Video conferencing in the classroom can enhance learning

Video Conferencing in the Classroom: Smart Ways to Make Use of Tech in Education

By guest author Kelly Kincaid It’s September. You just opened up a big box of tablets for your classroom. Now what? If you don’t speak digital and you’re struggling with how to...
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)...
online writers’ workshop helps writers grow

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...
E-mentoring allows children to receive guidance over video conferencing.

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...
There are advantages and disadvantages of video conferencing in schools.

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Video Conferencing in Schools

In video conferencing terms, everything is bigger in India. When you have a population in excess of 1.3 billion, you need to take full advantage of all the communication methods you...
video conferencing in rural india

India Transforms the Lives of Rural Women Through Video Conferencing Technology

India has embraced video conferencing like few other nations on Earth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi set a record for the most simultaneous appearances by video conference when he was beamed on stage...
education after a natural disaster using video conferencing

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...
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 parent teacher meetings

Video Conferencing Makes All the Difference for Single Parents at Parent-Teacher Meetings

Did National Parent Involvement Day pass you by? It is set aside to “honor and highlight” the contribution parents make to their children’s education, both at home and at school. But if...
Boy using interactive classroom technology

Interactive Classroom Technology Is the Start of the Virtual Visual Education

In the future, we’re thinking kids might be a little less excited about winter break. Why would any student be excited to embrace elderly relatives and sing dorky carols when they spend...