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Distance Communication


“Distance learning can place students in learning environments that would not otherwise be possible—virtually taking them across continents and interacting with people of different cultures. Without question, learning by distance can reduce the gap between schools that ‘have’ and those that ‘have not’.” (Dr. Carter D. Ward)

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LOOK: What literacies are involved?
Skypehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTHnC2y2he4&feature=related

iChat
http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/ichat.html

Facetime by iPod touch 4 or iPhone 4
http://www.apple.com/iphone/features/facetime.html



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PLAY: Why might this matter to students?

Download Skype and make a call to one of the iTecs (ask for their user name)
http://www.skype.com/
OR
Open iChat (if you’re on a Mac) and video chat with someone else
OR
Google Talk
http://www.google.com/talk/



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LEARN: How does it work?

Clasroom Video Conferencing
http://communication.howstuffworks.com/classroom-video-conferencing.htm

iChat videoconferencing tutorial
http://www.mvldesign.com/video_conference_tutorial.html

Cell phones in learning
http://cellphonesinlearning.wikispaces.com/