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SKYPE: Skype is a free voice-over-IP and instant messaging service that is owned and operated by Microsoft. The program allows users to communicate with other individuals with the use of a microphone, webcam, and also instant messaging. What has enabled Skype to become tremendously popular in the classroom is its videoconferencing abilities. The program can connect up to five users on one screen in the videoconferencing application. Again, keep in mind that most everything about Skype is free, which is huge for the educational world because it is available to any student or professor with a computer and the correct software. I believe that Skype will continue to make huge strides in the future and will also continue to find its way into more and more classrooms around the world as a popular E-Learning tool.