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Skype has for long been renowned as a VoIP software that enables an execution of conversations from one location to another which may be millions of miles away physically. Now officially a Microsoft subsidiary, Skype is proud to be associated not only with domestic and corporate customer but also with teachers and students in the learning environment.
Continuing from where we left in the previous post it is imperative to mention that since school going students are the backbone of an entire generation of individuals they need to be dealt with in extremely careful and nurturing manner.
The technology equipped times of today do not make it easy for elders to control the way technology is utilized by students within the classroom. The role of school counselors is very important for the ethical brought up of students. This role is not restricted to the ethics of class rooms only. The parents of the students must also be counseled for a collaborative effort.
A quick course in classroom ethics may sound like a constructive idea for training students but it would not be sufficient to bring about the intended change. An overnight change is also impossible. The precaution and reform process should be continuous and the following suggestions should be taken under account when conducting it:
Technology and education go hand in hand. The invasions of technology laden gadgets make it impossible for classrooms to remain detached from them. Before the issue of controlling classroom technology is addressed it is imperative that the need to do so be emphasized first.
The role of technology in the enhancement of learning is beyond any doubt. To say the least, technology giants like Apple are making substantial efforts to incorporate learning and technology together. This however, also implies that just as the steering of a car cannot be handed over to would be drivers before they get their license, similarly the juveniles cannot be left with technologically advanced equipment without any checks or restrictions.