GenTech #4: Voice over IP and instant messaging

GenTech logoVoice over IP (VoIP) and instant messaging (IM) are two popular communication methods with strong educational potential. In this show, we define VoIP and IM, and then talk about two categories of educational applications: bridging geographic distance and using the tools as new ways to facilitate traditional classroom experiences.

      Along the way, we mention a few links:

William and Mary’s Electronic Emissary program Using Skype for assessment in language classrooms Articles on pen pals in education: one | two Jyve William Kelso Audio Hijack FreeCorder

And here are a few more:

Web-based multimedia in K-12 education IM in the classroom Skype in the classroom ePals Staying secure with Skype

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