Think Outside the Classroom: Video Conferencing for the Modern Teacher

Online Video Conferencing

Web-based video conferencing has quickly become a preferred method for virtual meetings between friends, families, and business professionals in the 21st century. As technology enables more and more actions to be performed virtually, it’s no surprise video conferencing has also become a widely-used medium for online education. In today’s blog, we’ll be going over some of the ways that teachers of all kinds can utilize video conferencing to make their courses more accessible, more interactive, and more engaging.

Creating virtual classrooms

In the old days, students had to be physically present in a classroom in order to receive the teacher’s lecture or lesson. Now, thanks to video conferencing and online education, teachers and students are no longer bound the confines of an actual classroom. Not only does this make educational courses accessible to students anywhere in the world, it eliminates any overhead expenses associated with having a classroom of students under one roof. This savings can be used to make classes more affordable and thereby accessible to more students.

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Board Meeting Promises to Make and Keep in 2018

holding a successful board meeting

Run Shorter, More Effective Board Meetings in 2018 with FreeConference.

The new year is a time when we set goals for ourselves to help us look better, feel better, and be more successful. If you are involved with a business or nonprofit, the start of 2018 is the perfect time to rethink the way your organization conducts meetings. In today’s new year blog post, we’d like to share with you some ideas that can make your group or company meetings better and more productive in 2018.

Here are our 4 top conference meeting tips:

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7 Must-Have Tech Tools for Startups

Easily set up video conference calls

Use Free Video Chat and These New Tech Tools To Get Your Biz Off the Ground

As an entrepreneur in the 21st century, technology is your best friend as well as one of your biggest challenges. The digital age has opened the door to a whole wide world of opportunities—and competition. In order to succeed in such a fast-paced and crowded business landscape, small businesses and the people who run them must learn to embrace all of the latest tech resources at their disposal and use them to their full advantage. Read more →

AI Conferencing: Why You’d Never Want a Robot Hosting Your Call

Man sitting at table with robotic arm in futuristic setting

Of all the recent technology developments, robots are becoming a mainstream bandwagon that a lot of businesses are trying to hop on. However, while this trendy tech topic could significantly benefit our society in the near future. I would argue that for now, let’s keep the AI conferencing to a minimum for everyone’s benefit, and here are a few reasons why:… Read more →

How to Use Your Mobile Conference Call App to Host Better, Shorter Meetings

FreeConference Mobile Conference Call App

Hold more productive conferences anytime, anywhere with the FreeConference Mobile App

Well, that’s 90 minutes of my life I’ll never get back!

If this how you feel after coming out of a business meeting, there’s a good chance you weren’t the only one. Even though business meetings are always planned with the best and most productive of intentions, too often they end up wasting precious time and money due to poor organization, irrelevant discussions, unnecessary attendees, or any combination of the three. Today, we’d like to share some ways that our mobile conferencing app<, along with some meeting management tips, can be used to make virtual meetings shorter, easier, and more productive. … Read more →

How To Eliminate Conference Call Echo

Echoes are one of the most annoying distractions that you can have on a conference call. As someone that has tried to communicate with a caller while they were echoing, I can honestly say that being unable to hear someone is extremely frustrating. While conference calling technology has enhanced our communications, it has created unique issues that need to be addressed — namely, conference call echo. Here are 3 things to keep in mind when dealing with it.… Read more →

How to Get Your Team to Embrace Screen Sharing

Get everyone on the same page quickly by using the screen share feature for presentations and online meetings.

We’re all creatures of habit. When it comes to incorporating new technology into our workplaces and personal lives, it can often be met with some degree of resistance by our peers and colleagues. Fortunately, not all newer technology is complicated to use. Some tools, such as online screen sharing, can prove to be quite simple yet extremely useful for things like virtual meetings and group presentations. Don’t worry, your team will embrace screen sharing before you know it!… Read more →

7 Interesting Ways to Grab your Audience’s Attention During a Webinar

In one of my previous blogs, I talked about the difficulties maintaining the attention of your team during an online meeting because of possible distractions — the same crutch applies to Webinars when compared to normal presentations. However, webinars present a tremendous opportunity, great accessibility, and can be a key influencer on a potential client’s decision… so here are 7 ways to grab your audience’s attention in a webinar.… Read more →