It seems that no matter how uncomfortable I am with Skype there is no way around it for me! Along with our class project using Skype I have also been introduced to it at my office. Our office has just received some grant money so that we can interview defendants from our office instead of going into the jail everyday. I am a face to face person, not that Skype isn’t, but it just seems more comfortable to interview in person.
However, I do completely understand that technology changes lives and I am 100% for it changing lives. I do feel that it is a great way for many to communicate whether it’s talking to out-of-town relatives or having a business meeting. I do also think that using it as a teacher will benefit student achievements and their future involving technology. Using Skype can introduce students to a whole new world. They can interview and pen pal with other students across the world. That to me is awesome!
I know that I am going to have to step out of my comfort zone and except Skype. I feel that once I do my interview for this class, I will be able to enjoy Skype and hopefully be more comfortable at work as well trying Skype out with my friends, family or classmates.