Quite fascinating story to consider:
A Chelyabinsk professor faces up to six years in prison for conducting a series of lectures via Skype, according to Russian media reports.
Marina Zagidullina, a mass communications professor at Chelyabinsk State University, is suspected of having used her position to embezzle university funds, Rossiiskaya Gazeta reported Saturday.
Zagidullina said in comments to the newspaper that the charge was based on seven missed days of work in 2011.
"During that time I read 11 lectures in a videoconference format, including via Skype," Zagidullina was cited as saying, adding that "students received the full volume of information, and more than that, they were able to pose questions [on the material] and receive answers. So these were just like ordinary lessons." (continued)
Not my post title, or my discovery. From Ivan, one of my friends in Christchurch.