This case study describes using Skype in undergraduate dissertation tutorials
The main aim of this pilot was to allow students attending a University based undergraduate degree course (BSc( Hons) podiatry) the option of either face to face contact or the use of Skype for a tutorial on their undergraduate dissertation.
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The Learning Technology team are now available on Skype!
We can’t always be where you need us, but Skype allows us to support you remotely using the screen-sharing tool – we can show you what we’re doing on our screens, or talk you through what to do on yours, without either of us needing to travel. Best of all, it works on PCs, Macs, and even some mobile devices, from anywhere in the world. All you need is the Skype software, a Skype account (free), and a headset (or speakers and a microphone/webcam).
If you already use Skype, or if you think this might be helpful for you, why not get in touch with us to find out more. Each of team has a Skype ID, which you can find listed on the Contact Us page in the LearnTech site on NILE.
A couple of weeks ago lecturers from the School of Health and Information Services held a video conference call to colleagues in Malaysia. This was the first time we had all used Skype so I was nervous, but the call went perfectly. The audio was clear, the video sync’d to the speech and it was just like holding a normal conversation.
We also recorded the call using a Skype add-in called Vodburner which means the lecturers can look over the call and review the questions and issues raised.
Overall I was pleased with the way it went and I would encourage other tutors to try out Skype.
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