Video Chat Takes Off

From last week’s Tribune article on Video Chat:

Long the darling of science fiction aficionados, video chat has never much caught on for personal calls. But this year, with the technology being incorporated into a widening array of digital gadgets, professionals specializing in one-to-one services are experimenting with video chat as a way to vastly extend their reach.

Office hours. Advising. Guest Lectures. Writing conferences. Grade appeals. Friday meetings. Cross-campus meetings/presentations. What else? It would be great if our new laptops had cameras built in. Maybe the next generation will. Then all we have to do is get someone to update the academic policy so that office hours might be conductable by video chat (some of them anyway) and we’ll be taking off with it…are you ready?

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