Radio EPLT – Episode 10 – Skype in the Classroom

Radio EPLT Episode 10 is now live!

Yes, we have reached double digits!

It’s been a month since our last episode, since there were technical difficulties with our original Episode 10 that prevented us from meeting our normal posting date around Easter time.

In this episode, we tell you about a new program from Skype called Skype in the Classroom, a community of teachers that will come together and collaborate on projects using Skype. It’s really fascinating how teachers are finding creative ways to use technology in the classroom, and how some companies are catering to that.

We also talk to Mark Edwards, Director of External Programs here at EPLT. Want to get an M.Ed cohort in your district, or want to work with us to start a program that will cater to your needs, even online? Mark gives you the heads-up on just how to do that, as well as just why the cohort concept works so well. Well over 90% of the students in our cohort programs have graduated.

All this, plus Walkabout results (just how far did Jenny get?).

We’d love your feedback on anything brought up on the episode, or just the podcast in general. Who knows? Maybe it will even get read on the air. Email us at

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Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts, and not necessarily the views of either EPLT or the Faculty of Education at UBC.

More details, including the link to the episode itself and the times for each segment, after the jump.

Radio EPLT – Episode 10 (43:40)

Just play it in the handy web player below.


1) Intro

2) Interview – Mark Edwards (05:40)

3) Skype in the Classroom (25:55)

Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom – Projects

Wii Classroom

Skype in the Classroom – About

Skype in the Classroom on Facebook

Our blog about Skype in the Classroom

Canadian Teacher Magazine – Using Skype to bring experts into the classroom (pdf)

Langwitches – Assessment of Learning via Skype

Ed Tech Ideas – Rationale for Using Skype in the Classroom

Teaching Degree – 50 Awesome Uses for Skype in the Class (not tied to the official Skype in the Classroom community)

4) What’s Happening in EPLT? (39:35)

Master of Educational Technology

Application deadline for September 2011 intake is May 15

EPLT Summer Institutes

Northern Voices social media & blogging conference.

Our theme and bumper music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license

Time Warp sound effect courtesy of James Duckett and The Free Sound Project

Next episode is Friday, May 20