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Skype Homework

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