I'm using Skype since... 2004 I think! I really love it, and right now, it's the only software I use with my students, as it has a really good sound quality.
I think there will always be "problems" with the sound, no matter which software we use. In fact, sometimes even Skype gave me/us some problems, I think due to the number of people connected.
So, I thought we could give this plataform a try, as they say it can support up to 99 attendees. In fact, I've just used it once, last Saturday. And as far as I know, we can not talk all at the same time (what I think could be good). I'd give permissions to any attendee willing to talk.
I tried, in the past, to meet online using SkypeCast, but it was really frustrating as we got a lot of people trying to talk at the same time, and believe me, some people joining the SkypeCast were not very friendly, maybe because it was an "open" cast. That's why I decided to give Wiziq.com a try. Using this teaching platform, only people who register (free) will be invited by me to every meeting, avoiding masses of curious people who just want to spend they time not being very polite.
Anyway, if we find next Friday problems there, we can always use Skype in future meetings. (Thanks for telling me/us).
About the details:
- Duration: 1 hour.
- Future meetings: It would be great if you could send ideas on which topics you'd like to talk about. i.e.: imperfect vs. preterite, Spanish prepositions, conversation-practice, ??? Any idea will be welcome!
Hope all this give you all more clear ideas, and pleae, feel free to post any comment that may help improve this activity.