I am now in a 3D world speaking with people from all over the world using skype. This means that I am speaking FREE with people from all over the world, and able to see them via avatars (graphic representations).
This is the perfect example of how education is using the global community to share ideas and collaborate on projects. Quest-Atlantis, which I blogged about earlier, is using this tool to have people working for them all over the globe and helping them to collaborate on student projects.
This project enables students to explore issues in a plethora of subject areas, while building character and collaborating with others in a safe and monitored environment.
Check it out at http://atlantis.crlt.indiana.edu/