The most amazing part of the story, however, was what was yet to come in Boyer’s class of 3000 students. He and his students created a YouTube video in which they requested an interview with Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who had recently been released from house arrest. The video invitation somehow made it to Suu Kyi, who accepted the invitation. Boyer arranged for a live interview between Suu Kyi and his class via Skype, which occurred and was recorded after the column was published.
The initial video invitation is below, followed by the video recording of the Skype conversation with Suu Kyi (34 minutes long). My question to you is, what are you doing with technology to connect your students to the world?