Bucknell University sophomore psychology major Lindsay Zajac admits she felt a little nervous as she waited for an unknown face to appear on her computer screen.
“Brittany was the first to pop up on the screen, and I was like ‘Oh my goodness, it’s working,'” Zajac recalled.
Brittany is one of several fifth and sixth grade students from Bucknell Elementary school in Virginia participating in an online learning collaboration with Bucknell University. The elementary school is part of the Fairfax County Public School district, the eleventh largest in the country. It sits on land once owned by the University, hence the shared name. Using online educational tools, including technology similar to Skype, about 20 Bucknell University students have held virtual ‘face-to-face’ meetings with the elementary students… click here to read more