This story about young Brazilians using Skype to talk to elderly folks in America reminds me of Sugata Mitra’s “granny cloud”. The young Brazilians (or Indians, in the latter case) get to practice their English and the grannies and grandpas in the US (or in the UK, in the latter case) have people to talk to.
Here’s the Brazil story:
And here’s an article about Sugata Mitra’s “granny cloud”:
Here’s one of his famous TED Talks:
Would you like to take advantage of such a “granny cloud”? Would your grandparents?