Education

Education

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

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...
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Education Technology Trends Are Moving Toward Classrooms That Act Like Video-Powered Office Spaces

Today’s high school classrooms are starting to look like offices. That sounds like a pretty dull place for a teenager until you think about how advanced the modern office has become. It’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)...
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Distance Education Using Technology Like Video Conferencing Needs Structure and Guidelines to Work

More than 5.7 million students will not set foot in a classroom this year. That’s because they are part of the flourishing online and distance education community. Rather than lecture halls and...
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...
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Augmented Reality Could Make Remote Tutoring Via Video Conference As Fun As Pokemon Go

The only downside to having a history lesson in the middle of a revolutionary battlefield is losing sight of your tutor amid all the charging cavalry. Still, it’s better than the old...
Webinars in higher education can make returning to school much easier.

Webinars in Higher Education Are the Future for Mature Students

Does it really matter if you’re in the same room as your teacher during a lesson? The bulk of the conversation is flowing one way, like a television broadcast. There’s seldom a...
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...
4K Video Conferencing Cameras

Affordable 4K Video Conferencing Cameras Can Make Use of Colleges’ Super High-Speed Internet

This is an understatement: Boston University provides face-to-face video conferencing equipment and facilities. It should read: Boston University is connected to the fastest private broadband network in the U.S., and 4K webcams have just...
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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...