CRACKING OPEN THE CLASSROOM DOOR
T. Craig Montgomerie
For a very long time now, teachers have entered a classroom, closed the door, and shared their knowledge with their students. Videoconferencing is one tool helping to “crack open the classroom door” and allow geographically separated students to experience sights, sounds, and interactions with real people in real time. I'm delighted to have the eye-opening, pragmatic content this chapter explores on educational videoconferencing. The authors discuss the history and types of videoconferencing and how these educational tools have evolved. They then explore the educational uses and supports required to ensure maximum effectiveness in the classroom. I ...