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Social Media for Trainers: Techniques for Enhancing and Extending Learning by Jane Bozarth

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Skype (www.skype.com)

Skype is a service that allows users to make free voice calls worldwide via the Internet (computer-to-computer) and, for a small charge, from computers to landline and mobile phones. But that is only the beginning: Skype provides conference calling, video chat, instant messaging, searchable chat archives, and file transfer capabilities. The next iteration—now in development—promises to add simple web conferencing features like screen sharing and a virtual shareable whiteboard.
Whereas most of the activities described in this book assume asynchronous work, such as people checking into Facebook at different times of the day, Skype provides for real-time, live interaction. Applications for training are myriad. A few ideas ...

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