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  • 1. Skype Course: Multimedia for English Language Teaching: Theory and Practice Professor: 施雅純 Student: Jeff Wang Student number: 69804007
  • 2. Introduction for SKYPE
  • 3. Definition
    • Skype is a software application that allows
    • users to make voice calls over the Internet.
  • 4. Features
    • a. SkypeOut:
    • It allows Skype users to call traditional
    • telephone numbers, including mobile
    • telephones, for a fee.
    • b. Subscriptions:
    • Unlimited calling plans and fees.
  • 5.  
  • 6. Features
    • c. SkypeIn:
    • SkypeIn (beta) allows Skype users to receive
    • calls on their computers which is dialed by
    • regular phone subscribers to a local Skype
    • phone number.
  • 7. Features
    • d. Skype Voicemail:
    • This service allows callers to leave voice-mail
    • messages for Skype users. This is currently a
    • service that users have to pay for, though the
    • company Kishkish offers a Skype voicemail
    • service for free.
  • 8. Features
    • e. Skype chat:
    • It supports group text chat with an interface
    • similar to Windows Live Messenger.
    • f. Skype me:
    • Skype lets users set their status to "Skype Me,“
    • which indicates they are open to callers from
    • around the world. Setting one's status to Skype
    • Me attracts a number of callers who want to
    • practice a foreign language (usually English).
  • 9. Features
    • g. Skype video calling:
    • Skype currently only supports one-to-one
    • video chat; more than two parties are allowed
    • to talk, but three or more video feature is not
    • supported, neither is making video calls to
    • non-Skype cell phones. Hence, only audio, not
    • video, is available for teleconferencing.
  • 10. Features
    • h. Skypecasts:
    • Skypecasts are live, moderated conversations allowing groups of up to 100 people to converse, moderated by the "host" who is able to mute, eject or pass the virtual microphone to participants when they wish to speak.
  • 11.  
  • 12. Features
    • i. Skype SMS:
    • Skype 2.5 (and above) is able to send SMS (short message service) messages to mobile phone numbers.
  • 13. Features
    • j. Skype web toolbar:
    • It is a browser extension which can
    • automatically detect phone numbers on web
    • pages. It can reformat these numbers to make
    • them accessible to the Skype client.
    • k. Skype Zones:
    • Skype Zones Beta is software powered by
    • Boingo that provides access to Skype through
    • Skype-friendly hot spots.
  • 14. Features
    • l. Skype history logs:
    • A log file is created for each contact on a user's
    • contact list. Log files are stored locally,
    • meaning they are not available if a user
    • switches computers.
  • 15. Features
    • m. SkypeFind:
    • It is a community-generated directory in
    • Skype 3.1.
    • n. Skype Prime:
    • It is a beta feature in Skype 3.1. It allows users
    • to call lines that charge per minute, usually for
    • advice on a particular topic.
  • 16. Features
    • o. Invisible Calling:
    • Version 3.0 adds the ability to connect and
    • talk to other users without actually being in a
    • conference. In this mode, the user can talk to
    • multiple users without those users having the
    • ability to communicate with each other.
  • 17. Features
    • p. PocketSkype: It is a thin version of Skype and developed
    • specifically for PDA( Personal Digital
    • Assistant ) devices and any mobile software. It
    • helps people to make free, unlimited calls.
    • PocketSkype was made to give users more
    • choice and flexibility.
  • 18. Features
    • q. Portable Skype:
    • Under Windows, Skype can be run directly
    • from a USB memory stick without being
    • installed on the host computer.
  • 19. How can we use it in language learning
    • a. We can chat in different language online like
    • MSN. Thus, it will mainly enhance our
    • writing and reading skills.
    • b. We can talk online in different language
    • through microphone. Thus, it will mainly
    • enhance our listening and speaking skills.
  • 20. Procedures for chatting on skype
  • 21. Step1: Contact list
  • 22. Step2: Chatting
  • 23. Procedures for talking on skype
  • 24. Step1: Contact list
  • 25. Step2: Press the button
  • 26. Step3: Talking
  • 27. Advantage & Disadvantages
    • Advantages:
    • a. Chatting
    • b. Talking
    • c. Anonymous
    • d. International
  • 28. Advantages & Disadvantages
    • Disadvantages:
    • a. The text message sometimes couldn’t be
    • receive immediately but received the next day.
    • b. The quality of voice is sometimes too
    • unclear to hear clearly, so this really disturb
    • user’s language learning.
  • 29. Relevant Thesis
    • a. 高嘉璘 (2008) 。 應用 Skype 提升高職生英語口說能力之行動研究 。 國立花蓮教育大學碩士論文, 花蓮市。
    • b. 潘美岑 (2004) 。 網際網路溝通的語言遊戲─以 MSN Messenger 為例 。 國立政治大學碩士論文, 台北市。
  • 30. Thank you for your visit sincerely ! The End