Education

Education

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

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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...
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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...
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Government Departments Experiment with Casual Google Hangouts Calls to Give Agencies a Face

How do you put a human face to a major government department? How about simply letting the public see and speak with the human faces that dwell within? It’s a little hard to...
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Video Conferencing in the Classroom Would Keep Chronically Ill Students in Step with Their...

Little Johnny’s coughing is interrupting reading time in his third-grade class. His teacher doesn’t want to cause him any unnecessary stress or shame by calling him out or asking him to go...
Video conferencing allows Minecraft to be used for education.

The Addition of Video Conferencing Could Make Minecraft an Even More Powerful Education Tool

Seven-year-olds build houses nowadays. And skyscrapers. And entire cities. And if Microsoft gets its way, such engineering feats will be part of the everyday grade school curriculum. The tech giant has created an...
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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...
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Video Conferencing Shows the Potential to Prevent Summer Learning Loss in Kids

Summer for the school-aged is all about sunshine, playtime, vacation, and exploration. And, apparently, getting just a little dumber. That’s because the break from the classroom ends the repetitious learning patterns that hardwire...
Video conferencing can help students explore the world via virtual field trips.

School Field Trips by Video Conference: A Cost-Effective Solution to a Dying Tradition

This year’s third-grade field trip to the zoo has been canceled due to a shortfall in funding. Instead, students will visit the moon. This is the school newsletter headline of the future. As the...
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Study Groups Use Video Chat to Enhance Collaboration Via Online Tools

Every good study group should begin with a scene from The Goonies. Not just any scene, the scene where a soaked Sean Astin begs his non-hobbit companions to fight on and find...
Video conferencing is allowing greater access to music lessons.

Music Schools As Well As Students in Remote Areas Turn to Video Conferencing for...

You’re sitting at home with your five-year-old daughter in Argyle, Missouri. Hardly a relatable story, I agree, as the town of Argyle has a population of less than 200, so it’s unlikely...