Skype

Presented by Maria Gukasyan

Why Skype?

Skype is a freemium voice-over-IP service and instant messaging client. It includes features such as Skype to Skype calls, calls to mobiles and landlines, group calls, a Skype number, caller ID, Skype Click to Call, forward calls, one to one video calls, group video calls, video messaging, instant messaging, SMS, voice messages, access to send files, screen sharing, group screen sharing, and sharing contacts.

How will this benefit students?

Students can interact with their peers or teachers by verbally teaching and learning. It is very useful for those who are far from each other or are unable to physically meet. Online instructors may find Skype easier to use instead of emails when they feel the need to explain assignments thoroughly by talking. Students who need tutors, their classmates, or even friends to teach them how to solve problems or answer their questions may find Skype convenient and at their advantage.