Video conferencing

This allows groups of people at two or more locations to interact live via two-way video and audio transmission. Desktop video conferencing can be done with a low-tech webcam for little or no cost. High-end conferencing facilities provide better quality sound and video. Some systems allow conferees to share computer screens as well as live video and audio. Here are a few ways you can use video conferencing with a class:

  • Guest speaker – interview an expert alumna or invite a poet to talk to the class — ask multiple colleagues in different places to participate in a discussion.
  • Field trip – ask a docent in a museum or an archaeologist at a dig to show what they are doing and seeing.
  • Language practice – line up volunteers from another country for conversation.
  • Performance – show a student presentation, skit, or speech to an expert evaluator.

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[updated August 2018]