International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 1, Issue 5 (2014)

Skype: The Recent Personalised One-to-One Technology in the Educational Field


R. Jayakumar

This paper deals about the advantage of 21st century learners' innate interest in technology and collaboration to introduce them to the similarities and differences among schools and communities around the United States. The virtual field trips upon which students will embark can foster a greater understanding of the unique cultural and behavioral traits that characterize residents of the 50 states, reveal similarities that transcend regions, and help students develop their public speaking and listening skills. Begin by signing up for a free Skype in the classroom account, and ensure that the classroom computer is equipped with a webcam, microphone, speakers and an Internet connection. Next, develop a questionnaire that can guide conversation during each virtual field trip with another class. (For example, students could prepare questions for their peers in other schools that focus on broad categories such as school, community and state.) Assign each student at least one question to ask during each field trip, and give students time to practice how they will ask their questions prior to the event. Model for them how they should sit in front of the webcam, the tone and volume they should use when asking their questions, and how they should react as they
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R. Jayakumar . Skype: The Recent Personalised One-to-One Technology in the Educational Field. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 1, Issue 5, 2014, Pages 132-135
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