Videoconferencing takes students on virtual field trips

08/11/2010 | T.H.E. Journal

Many Missouri school districts have been using videoconferencing to enhance classroom learning since 1998, when a grant allowed them to purchase and install the equipment. Some educators were wary at first, but many now easily use the technology to allow students -- especially those from rural areas -- to engage in educational programs through cultural organizations, take virtual field trips and communicate with students in locations such as Darfur, Rwanda and Israel.

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