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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(, 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 ( also could be useful.
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