On-line learning tools revisited netspeak
Dec.24.2007 Source: The Hindu
Skype besides being a telephony tool is used for distance teaching
Twitter has recently introduced a valuable feature for tracking concepts/products/ideas.
This week NetSpeak discusses a few tools/services catering to on-line teaching/learning.
We have discussed several communication/collaboration tools such as Wiki, Blog, Skype and the like. Innovative web entrepreneurs/educators are deploying these tools for facilitating teaching/learning. A few such services are discussed here.
Skype, the online telephony tool, is popular among netizens for speaking with people across the Net. Besides being used a communication tool, Skype is increasingly getting used for distance teaching. For instance, the online service, ‘Echineselearning(https://www.echineselearning.com/), based in Beijing, China, uses skype for teaching Chinese. Anyone from anywhere on the globe with a Skype account can join this service and enjoy live, one-to-one teaching. In fact, it resembles a classroom setting the student can see the teacher, interact with her and clear the doubts instantaneously. To get a feel of the course you can take the service’s free trial lesson. In this regard, the demo available here (https://www.echineselearning.com/demo.html) also could be useful.
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