Education

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 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...
video conferencing in the classroom

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...
Skype a Scientist

An Interactive Version of Skype a Scientist Could Get More Kids Excited About Science

Superhero movies are giving scientists a bad name. From Captain America to Wolverine, Superman to Deadpool, the villains of the piece are scientists, mad folks in lab coats twisting humans and nature...
virtual farm field trip

A Virtual Farm Field Trip Teaches Students Milk Comes from Cows, Not Cartons

According to 7% of the U.S. population, chocolate milk comes only from brown cows. That insight came from an Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy survey that also found that 48% of respondents...
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...
distance education using technology

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...
education technology trends

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...