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How Video Calls Globalize Shared Learning

Thanks to technology, classrooms no longer have four walls. The use of video calls in classrooms around the world is making shared learning possible. Now, students in Kentucky can connect with schools in Kenya or a teacher in Oregon can collaborate on a weather project with a teacher in Argentina. Shared learning empowers students to understand how people from different countries and cultures act, communicate and perceive the world around them, as well as understand and deal with real world challenges. Shared learning also gives educators and subject matter experts the opportunity to create wonder and inspire our global youth. In this session, Skype’s Elisa Steele will be joined by educator and author Angela Maiers, educational technology consultant Wendy Gorton and Professor John Boyer of Virginia Tech University to discuss the importance of shared learning, highlight their own uses of video calling and explore how to best implement it in the classroom.

Learning Objectives

  1. How can you use video calling to enable shared learning in the classroom?
  2. What are the benefits of shared learning to students and teachers?
  3. What can students learn by engaging with other cultures around the world?



Jennifer Myers, Account Supervisor , Public Relations Agency

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