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ERIC Number: EJ763085
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1053-6728
Talk Is Cheap: Skype Can Make VoIP a Very Real Communication Option for Your School
Branzburg, Jeffrey
Technology & Learning, v27 n8 p36 Mar 2007
There have been many tools that people can use to get connected with each other worldwide. Cell phones, blogs, wikis, podcasts, e-mail--the world hinges upon people's ability to connect, share, collaborate, and communicate. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is another tool schools can use to help their students get connected with the world. One of the most popular free VoIP tools available is the Skype (www.skype.com) voice calling service. Skype is not identical to a traditional telephone service, but it's free--that is, if one Skype user is calling another. In this article, the author describes Skype and the advantages of using it for conference calls and videoconferencing, in addition to its ability to connect students from all over the world with one another free of charge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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