Skype is useful for one-to-one interactions as well as group conversations. Skype for Business (previously Lync), means it is also a key enterprise tool, and Skype in the Classroom a key educational tool.
Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:
- 2015: 9 2014: 25 2013: 13 2012: 7 2011: 4 2010: 6 2009: 11= 2008: 4 2007: 3=
Comments from some of those who selected Skype as one of their Top Tools
“I like to see the person I’m talking with. Also, Skype’s great for talking with a group of people at once.” Jay Cross, 2015
“I find I am using Skype more to stay in touch with people through conversations and text messaging.” Harold Jarche, 2015
“This is a great tool for personal communication and team meetings. And it’s free! I use Skype quite a lot. I prefer it for meetings. I have never liked the phone, so I don’t particularly want to Skype for ‘chat’.” Jenny Mackness, 2014