Videoconferencing field trips bring museums to the students

09/16/2004 | News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), The

Students on virtual field trips to two North Carolina museums interact with staff from the comforts of their classroom, thanks to videoconferencing technology that makes the visits personal, yet cheaper and less time-consuming than an actual excursion. The museums often send items from their holdings to schools ahead of time so students can handle real objects during the cybersessions.

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