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Columbia, SC (WLTX)- "I have been an educator for 28 years," said Dale Bosworth, the distant learning consultant for Richland School District One.

She says things have changed dramatically since she began her career.

"We didn't even have a computer 28 years ago, but i will say when they first came out i was the first to use an Apple 2 in my classroom because they were so much fun."

Bosworth is spending her summer teaching other educators about all of the digital capabilities, including video conferencing, Skype and Google hangout.

"More and more we are living in a global society and we are trying to teach our children to not only connect locally but also around the world," said Bosworth.

Sherry shewmaker is a media specialist with Richland One and has been in the school system for 14 years.

"Last year I did 44 video conferences in our school," said Shewmaker.

She's working to keep up with her students who are accustomed to talking with their friends face to face even over the phone. She is hoping these video tools will be another way to keep them learning in the classroom.

"It seems to be in their culture more so than in my culture, they are quick and they are fast. Usually if I am struggling with anything a child can come up and show me how to do it," said Shewmaker.

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