The Human Element

Steve Kolowich, Inside Higher Ed, Mar 29, 2010
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Inside Higher Ed is writing up Douglas E. Hersh's use of video Skype within Moodle. The real story, of course, is that he had to convince his institution to abandon Blackboard in order to do it. "The [Moodle] interface is designed so that professors can deliver lessons and messages using videos recorded with a Webcam. It also shows students who among their instructors or classmates are logged into Skype, the video-chat service, in case they want to have a live, face-to-face conversation."
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