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Skype helps people with speech difficulties

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A few months ago, we came across an article that described how Florida Atlantic University is using Skype to help people who stutter in Rwanda. With a severe lack of local speech therapists, Skype is proving to be an effective means of providing long-distance therapy. We made contact with Dr. Dale Williams, professor of Communication … Read more

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

Skype in the Classroom

Merging science, education, and sustainability, Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and preservation of our marine environments. They joined Skype in the Classroom as virtual field trips experts in 2014 and have so far conducted over 240 Skype sessions with schools across the globe — educating over 7,000 students on … Read more

More ways to stay active with Skype

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How’s that new year’s resolution going? According to the University of Scranton, by the end of January, one in three people have given up completely, and two thirds of resolution makers duck out before reaching their goal. Ouch. And with almost 70% of those joining the resolution focusing on something health-related (Nielsen Insights) – Skype’s … Read more

Skype composes the perfect setting for musicians to collaborate

Music over Skype

English composer, Malcolm Arnold once said “Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.” Combined with Skype, the communication possibilities are truly endless — take a look at our recent posts about blues harp harmonica and violin lessons over Skype, for example. Today we have the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Flint water crisis

VICE News

In the midst of a crippling water crisis in the city of Flint, protestors gathered on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building calling for the removal of Governor Rick Snyder who many feel has ignored the crisis for far too long. Armed with a cooler of bottled water labeled “Flint Water,” protestors expressed … Read more

Top tips for best audio quality

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A few months ago, we published a blog post on Skype call quality on mobile devices, and highlighted a list of the top-rated devices to use with Skype. Today we’d like to dive a little deeper into what you can do to improve the audio quality of your Skype calls by using USB and Bluetooth accessories. According … Read more

Antarctica calling

Skype in the Classroom

Not every day do you open your inbox and find an email from Antarctica — let alone get a Skype video call from Antarctica. But thanks to the work of Jean Pennycook, educator and Antarctica researcher, classrooms around the globe have had the chance to go on virtual field trips to Earth’s southernmost continent. With … Read more

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings science to life with Skype

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Since its launch in 2009, Skype in the Classroom has been a great way to create original and memorable learning experiences with teachers from all around the world – allowing students to encounter new experiences, meet new people, talk to experts and share ideas. We recently spoke to Kaytee Smith, Coordinator of e-Learning at the … Read more

To our gamers: IP will now be hidden by default in latest update

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Skype is fully committed to delivering as safe and secure of an experience as possible to our customers. We have recently introduced the ability to hide a Skype user’s IP address and we’ve set this as a default status in the latest versions of Skype. Starting with this update to Skype and moving forward, your … Read more

Be more productive on your phone with Skype for Android

Skype for Android

At Skype, we’re always trying to make it easier to help you stay closer with to your friends and family. We already have tools that make it easier for you to collaborate, such as group instant messaging, group video calls (coming soon to mobile), and file sharing. Today we’re excited to launch new features that … Read more

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