Want to Start a Videoconferencing Program? Here’s How

edtechmagazine.com

Five Ways to Expand Learning Beyond Classroom Walls:

1. Set goals and an overall vision

2. Determine technical requirements

3. Embrace the flipped classroom

4. Strive for emotional learning experiences

5. Find funding for a full-time pro

Many colleges have had solid videoconferencing programs for years. K–12 schools have lagged, mainly because many lack the funds to dedicate full-time staff and acquire the needed technology. However, as costs decrease, school districts that lack resources can usually find the money to secure at least a basic setup. In many states, districts can apply for technology grants. Once administrators try videoconferencing, they’ll appreciate the wide range of speakers they can bring in and the topics they can cover, from history to current events and even complex subjects like math and computer science.

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