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Videoconferencing on the Cheap

I wouldn't have believed the quality until I saw it for myself, but using Skype Video was really great. A couple of features really stood out:

1. Tunnels video through port 80 so it is easy to traverse the school district firewall – no network setup or extra permissions from network administrators.

2. Video could be expanded to full screen, with good resolution for a web cam (not great) but good enough.

3. Skype's experience with VOIP shines through on the audio, with no echo. That's right – voice cancellation.

4. Possibility of multi-point with Festoon .

Thanks to Shawn for pointing out this Skype feature.

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  1. February 6th, 2007 | 5:18 pm

    For a great example of using skype is the real workd, check out this class project…

    http://educationaltechnology.ca/couros/602

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