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Re: Online teaching: Video conference or phone?

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  • Dr. Elizabeth Hanson-Smith
    Does it have to be either/or? Doesn t Skype have video also? I ve always found Skype to be very clear. I don t find having video a big advantage, unless you
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 26 4:12 AM
      Does it have to be either/or? Doesn't Skype have video also? I've always found Skype to be very clear. I don't find having video a big advantage, unless you are working on pronunciation and need to examine "mouth set."
      --Elizabeth HS


      --- In evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com, "Elisenda" <e17elisenda@...> wrote:
      >
      > Which program do you use to phone? Skype? I agree with the advantages you mention
      >
      > --- In evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com, "dk" <davekees1@> wrote:
      > >
      > > I am currently doing it both ways.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > I have one course that involves a 30-minute talk, four times a week. We do
      > > this by QQ video. The sound quality is pretty poor but it is sufficient for
      > > me to understand what my student is saying. And when I speak to him, I make
      > > a big effort to speak as clearly as possible and a bit slower than I do
      > > normally to students.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > In another course, the students are doing daily online exercises and to
      > > finish the lesson each student needs to call me and talk for five minutes
      > > about the exercise they just did. The telephone quality is much better and
      > > there are some additional benefits of phone over video:
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > 1. Don't have to worry about my appearance.
      > >
      > > 2. Can be anywhere, at home, in the bus, walking down the street.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Dave Kees
      > >
      > >
      > >
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