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Connecting with Skype: Its Value in Education

by South University
January 7, 2013

In the online learning environment, it’s important for you to feel connected to those who support you through your program. Advances in technology have made it easier than ever before to form a community of individuals with similar interests and goals.

Skype can be a great way for you to interact with friends, family, your instructors and your fellow students. Consider these benefits:

  • It’s Free – It used to be that if you wanted to connect with someone in another state or another country, your only recourse was a long distance phone call or a letter in the mail. Both options have their own associated costs that can create communication barriers. Skype’s free solution can connect you to others in a matter of minutes.
  • It’s Easy– Skype is compatible with most computer systems today, provided you have a webcam available, either built directly into your machine or externally attached.
  • It Offers Face to Face Communication – Gone are the days when you had to be physically in the same room as the person you’re communicating with in order to see them. Skype offers a great option for families who don’t get to see each other often to log on to their computers for a nice chat.
  • It’s Mobile – If you have a smartphone, you can download the Skype app and connect to others when you’re on the go.

Download Skype today!

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