Skype teleconference with American students

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October 8, 2008 @ 23:40 UTC

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Education, Media & Internet, International Relations

It’s that time again! Frequent readers of this site know that we occassionally have teleconferences with American high school students [Listen to Session I here and Session II here.]

This is a great educational experience, and we’re glad to be doing it again. It will take place this Thursday 8:00am EST, and we invite you to join us via Skype!

Sorry for the short notice, but we would really love to have at least 2-3 of you join us for this to be a success.

How it works:
Using a group conference call on Skype, we communicate with a high school class in the USA (Pennsylvania to be exact) who ask us questions about the Middle East. The entire class gets to listen to the interchange and students keep chipping in with their questions and comments. I later edit this into a podcast and provide it on MEYcast, our podcasting site.

What you need:
If you have a Skype account, you’re all set. All you need to do is contact us or leave a comment and we’ll get back to you with an invite! If you don’t know what Skype is, it’s a widely used service that allows you to communicate via audio with the people of your choice.

Please contact us as soon as possible if you’re interested in joining the session. It usually goes on for about 25-30 minutes. Remember, we desperately need at least 2-3 people from the Middle East! Find out if you’re free (or make yourself free!) on Thursday at 8:00am EST.

Gregory Wimmer, their teacher, will be moderating the discussions.

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