The Benefits of Using Skype in Education

written by Georgia Schumacher 7 January 2013

As technology continues to advance, our world has become more connected than ever before. This is particularly important for the online student. You need to have all of your support and resources to succeed right at your fingertips.

One fairly recent innovation that has seeped into everyday life is Skype, which makes connecting with each other easier than ever before. Consider the benefits:

  • It’s Free – It used to be that if you wanted to connect with someone in another state or another country, your only recourse was a long distance phone call or a letter in the mail. Both options have their own associated costs that can create communication barriers. Skype’s free solution can connect you to others in a matter of minutes.
  • It’s Easy – Skype is compatible with most computer systems today, provided you have a webcam available, either built directly into your machine or externally attached.
  • It Offers Face to Face Communication – Gone are the days when you had to be physically in the same room as the person you’re communicating with in order to see them. Skype offers a great option for families who don’t get to see each other often to log on to their computers for a nice chat.
  • It’s Mobile – If you have a smartphone, you can download the Skype app and connect to others when you’re on the go.

For the online student at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division, Skype can also allow you to share you work quickly and easily with others. Connect with your fellow students or faculty members to show off your latest creation!

Download Skype today!