Let’s slip away from the verbal aspects of teleconferencing. Let us not forget that you can actually gain virtual access to entire resources from document repositories, including PowerPoint presentations, drawings or mind maps, Excel spreadsheets, and whatever else you can think of, you can do essentially through teleconferencing. It’s really that simple.
Also, students who are on remedial leave for whatever reasons can actually play back on demand, lesson plans from their professors or from other professors and learn from the comfort of their own dorms and apartments. They can even catch up on old homework assignments from a remote location without missing out on the fun!
You don’t even need any specialized equipment, the type of equipment that you’ll need for the most basic of teleconferencing features are simply an Internet connection through a Mac or PC, as well as the basic setup of a keyboard and mouse and a nice quality monitor. Also you might want to have speakers and a microphone in case you want to enliven the experience of it with other types of communications.