Skype for business allows you to schedule and conduct meetings online.
Tutors are resourceful and can make it work on Skype:
- Tutors and students can use the video-conferencing tool
- They present through screen sharing
- The draw and annotate by using a tool like Microsoft 'Paint'
However, these are very inefficient ways of teaching online compared to what's available through LearnCube
- Screensharing is obsolete because of the interactive online whiteboard that's embedded inside the virtual classroom
- Students and teachers can collaborate around learning materials (pdf, synced video, YouTube, audio files for language teachers, etc)
- The teacher has "superpowers" to take control of the class (disable mic, video, raise hand and kickout of class
More importantly, it's a superior experience for students and online companies:
- Students and teachers do not need to download and update a separate Skype app (this removes an unnecessary friction point)
- There is no need for sharing 'Skype addresses' (which with millions of similar usernames, is often painful for users to find the exact match)
- Operators can quickly add/remove teacher access to the classroom (offering better protection against rogue teachers)
- LearnCube is also brandable so you can promote your logo/subdomain, rather than Skype, to encourage brand loyalty.
LearnCube is a web-based solution (video/audio is delivered via the web browser) and is made specifically for online teaching. See for yourself.