3 Ed-tech Trends in APAC

Sri Lankan students from a rural school learning about the tropical rainforest ecosystem, which they would then share with students overseas on Skype.
Sri Lankan students from a rural school learning about the tropical rainforest ecosystem, which they would then share with students overseas on Skype.

  As Information and Communication Technology (ICT) becomes an integral part of our lives, educators have been re-examining their beliefs of epistemology and pedagogy, resulting in some dramatic reforms. The effects are nowhere more keenly felt than in Asia, with its large 600 million K-12 students, and challenges in providing equal access to educational opportunities….


Travel to the States—or even Antarctica—from the Classroom!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go on an overseas field trip or talk to people from different countries—without taking a single step out of your classroom? With Skype and a steady Internet connection, this is entirely possible. In fact, it is already taking place around the world. Through Skype in the Classroom,…


Celebrating World Inventors’ Day 2015

Many of today's technologies that we take for granted—the Internet, global positioning systems (GPS), the laser, multi-touch displays, search engines—are inventions that were made possible by people who took their ideas and made them a reality. Inventors’ Day has been adopted by many countries around the world, not only to remember those whose inventions are…


Skype Translator’s Magic Connects People Despite Language Differences

Microsoft is thrilled to start rolling out Skype Translator to millions of people—by introducing six voice languages. This includes English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin and Spanish, as well as 50 other messaging languages into the Skype for Windows desktop app. It has been a long-time dream at Skype to break down language barriers and bring…


Welcome to the World's Biggest Classroom via Skype

Microsoft believes that amazing learning experiences should be available to everyone. Skype in the Classroom is a free platform for connecting educators and experts to learners everywhere.  Join thousands of teachers inspiring the next generation of global citizens through transformative learning experiences with three key opportunities. Collaborate with other classes There are endless ways to…


Helping Children in South Korea to Dream Further

Technology is fast making its way into the classroom—and for good reason. In South Korea, students are actively leveraging new technology to enhance their learning experience. While advanced learning tools are easily accessible to students in Korea’s largest cities, school administrators are often faced with the challenge of extending the benefits of technology to students…


Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences beyond the Classroom: Sri Lanka

Education professionals around the world are exploring the use of Skype™ as a platform to connect their classroom and share their learning experiences with teachers across the globe. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects through the use of Skype, to share skills and inspiration…


TechSoup Global Enhances Communications with Skype

TechSoup Global was founded in 1987 as CompuMentor, with the objective of helping nonprofit organisations around the world make better use of information technology (IT) to broaden the impact of their work. Currently headquartered in San Francisco, USA, and also operating from its London and Warsaw offices, TechSoup Global also collaborates with businesses and foundations…


Skype Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

This article was originally posted 6 March by Elisa Steele on the Skype’s Big Blog. View a related video. I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I…