Skype In Class Connects Students To Cairo 5-15-2011 - WNEM TV 5

Skype In Class Connects Students To Cairo 5-15-2011

The struggle for political change in Egypt has come alive at the University of Michigan-Flint, where a History of Communication Technology class made contact via Skype with two young students in Cairo.
They'd been in the front lines of the conflict that led to the removal of longtime President Hosni Mubarak.
Campus library Director Bob Houbeck arranged the international Skype for his honors class.
He told The Flint Journal the goal was to demonstrate how the technology can "break through the walls" of a classroom and put students in touch with their peers in another country.
Skype launched its international Skype in the Classroom program in February.
Recently, Tomek-Eastern Elementary School in the Flint suburb of Fenton used Skype to connect second-graders to their counterparts in Bogota, Colombia.
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