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Dec 11 / The Teacher Geek

Sunday Night Dose Of Joy: Aung San Suu Kyi as Guest Professor

When you think of a college lecture hall, excitement and goosebumps are the not first things that come to mind.

I think that’s because I haven’t had the privilege of sitting in a lecture from Professor John Boyer at Virginia Tech.

On Decemb

er 5, 2011, Professor Boyle and his 3000 World Regions class students SKYPED with Burmese democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Aung San Suu Kyi.

This is amazing on so many levels. From a content standpoint, the fact that Aung San Suu Kyi is free from house arrest and made the time to speak with the class, and the fact that a technology like Skype can deliver such powerful learning while only being as old as a 3rd grader. Oh, and it’s FREE.

A little bit of background of Professor Boyle’s class can be found here. More of his lecture videos are here.

Have you tried Skype in your classroom? Please comment – I’m very interested in exploring this topic more.

Happy Sunday, Geeks!

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  1. Jane Hodges / Dec 12 2011

    So amazing!

  2. Jane Hodges / Dec 12 2011

    Thanks for sharing this one.

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