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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.

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)...
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Video Conferencing with Peers in Other Countries May Help Kids Learn Languages in a...

How do you aim a virtual spitball? First you make the spitball. Then you make a global network of connected computers. Then you use the latest video conferencing technology to get a...
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...
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...
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...
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 classroom

Video Conferencing Equipment in the Classroom Helps Online Students Break Down Cultural Barriers

Do you know what they eat for breakfast in Brazil? Do you know what language Mickey Mouse speaks in Japan? Do you know what they wear to a wedding in Kenya? These may seem...
Using video conferencing for virtual debates could help level the playing field.

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...
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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...
Education Through Video Conferencing

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...