• EdTech

    Using Skype for Virtual Field Trips around the World

    New technologies, such as social media, have found their way to the academic setting. More than at any time in the history of education, it is easier now for students to share ideas and collaborate with one another. For example, many classes have created their own Facebook groups to enable students to post their ideas and ask questions. Similarly, teachers use Facebook groups as an avenue for conducting online exams instead of the traditional classroom exams. Likewise, online programs, such as Google Docs and Kami, make it possible for students to edit their work online and to share them with other students. If the students don’t have offline software like…