Tuesday, November 21, 2006

VSR04: Across The Pond

In this episode we explore the use of Skype as a communication tool by hosting a group Skypecast with members of the Australian OzTeachers group. Skypecasts enable a large group of people to get together in a virtual chat space and talk in real time.



After spending some time sorting out the quirks of the system, we managed to have a few interesting conversations about online collaboration, international sharing, and how Skype might be used in an educational context.

My apologies in advance for some of the audio quality in this episode - large group Skypecasts can get a bit noisy (as this one did at times) but there’s still plenty of good stuff in here.

Links from this episode:
  1. Skype
  2. Skypecasting
  3. OzTeachers
  4. Anne’s blog about our Skype call
  5. Chris’ blog about our Skype call
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to this episode! You know who you are.