I have completed two SKYPE classes recently. The first was with Magui Block in Scottsdale where we offered Healing the Family System. We had students from the UK and USA. My second time was in Kansas City with a five element class that Bobbie Martin organized. It was a bold experiment to see if Resonance Repatterning could be taught in this new way. I believe it can. There were some challenges we had to overcome. Skype is great because it is free for any student who wants to download it. You benefit by having a camera to be seen by the teacher which is an inexpensive investment. You need to have a decent computer with good speed and it helps if you are in an area with good receptions. Skype is not always consistent and occasionally dropped the calls. That was frustrating but we have not learned how to repattern sattelites yet! Also students needed to download the latest version of Skype and that is easy and free if you have a PC but not as easy and not free if you use an Apple computer. My biggest challenge was sound. I was using a good quality microphone yet my voice faded in and out for the students. We played with the volume controls a lot and had students making adjustments on their end yet it continued to be a challenge. I used a Logitech headset which is wireless or plugged in. I tried both options and yet their were issues. The tech support people indicated that some of the problems were within Skype, some with the students computers as well. Does anyone have a suggestion for better sound quality? I would love to hear from you.
Conclusion: I would do it again and a SKYPE only class would be my choice. When you have a group of students present and another group on SKYPE my focus is split. I wanted to give my full attention to both groups and that was not possible. The students who were on SKYPE felt it was a success even with the challenges we had. They appreciated the convenience of taking the class from home, not having to travel and did feel part of the group that was live. I was happy to pioneer it and am ready to do more in the future. Onward and Upward! Ardis