Skype and InnerPass for Distance learning

We are seeing a tremendous increase in the number of customers who are delivering all types of training globally using Skype with InnerPass.  If you’re not familiar with the terms Distance Learning or Distance Education, it is a field of education that focuses on providing instruction to students who are not physically “on site” in a traditional classroom or campus.  This emerging technology has become widely used in universities and businesses around the world.

Since students and the source of information are often separated by time and distance, Skype and InnerPass have proven to be an ideal solution.  Instructors and educators use our meeting rooms for presentations and instructional documents that their students can access anytime.   Screen sharing allows real-time instruction and because our meeting rooms are ‘persistent’ the students can access material long after the presentation is over.

Some of our customers include Lancelot’s Workshop which teaches 3D Woodcarving, Oak Horizons which teaches medical transcription, ProTrader which teaches day trading, and various organizations who focus on special education. 

InnerPass is a great tool for delivering distance learning either to individual students or for groups up to 100 in a session because the instructor can

–          Start a Skype Call with students at no cost.

–          Share their desktop with up to 100 students simultaneously.

–          Store training material in InnerPass “Rooms” that are available to students before, during, and after a session.

–          Use InnerPass “Contact Groups”   to schedule and start training sessions easily.

–          Employ Skype group chat for asking questions when there are several students in a session.

The Seattle-based research firm, Ambient Insight LLC, estimates that approximately $1.4B will be spent on devices and services for delivering Distance Learning.  John Flores, Executive Director of the US Distance Learning Association is quoted as saying “The mobile application is really just another extension of the Classroom. Students today are our Digital Natives…They have grown up with these devices”.

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4 comments on “Skype and InnerPass for Distance learning

  1. JOE PLOMPEN
    May 18, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    SKYPE IS AVAILABLE TO ME AT MOST OF THE TIME MY USER NAME ON SKYPE IS belguim,my preferance being vidio calls on skype.leave a message and i will respond asap

  2. shaff
    May 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm #

    hi, i am still ignorant in this field but interested to know more and later utilise this facility.

    still IT illiterate but hope to change that soon.

  3. LIM
    May 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    is they any charge for using this innerpass

  4. Steve
    May 19, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Hi LIM, there are some new features that was recently published on InnerPass and this summer our service will have an additional features to support multi-party Skype calling. If you want to learn more then reference this blog and following up with Bill at wtrail@innerpass.com.

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