Maxim Lebedev has been supervising courses over the internet for two years. This is from his website. He will answer questions here about it.
Mini-classrooms can be run by the Supervisor using a webcam
For the last two years training students on scientology courses has been accomplished by teleconferencing. It is called now web training. The Supervisor carries out all the actions needed on a course by using modern computer technology.
It is possible to complete the following courses in this way: Dianetics auditor, HQS, Student Hat, Class 0-4 Auditor, NED Auditor, basic administrative courses, etc.
A classroom equipped for web training can accommodate 3-10 persons who live in one city and come on a convenient schedule.
Introduction: Maxim Lebedev lives in Moscow, Russia. He has been auditing over Skype since 2006. His webpage is here. I had a Skype conversation with him a couple of hours ago. He says he delivers standard Scn actions from the bottom up over Skype, including objectives (except CCHs 1-4).
He is very happy to answer questions about distance auditing and training. Simply add a comment to this post and he will add a comment providing an answer. If there is a problem with understanding since his native language is Russian and not English, I will try to sort that out with him. But if his answer is clearly understandable despite the English not being perfect, I will leave it as-is.
At some future time I will probably edit this post to incorporate the questions and answers into the post itself. But for now, I will leave both the questions and answers as comments.
EDIT Mar 7, 5:15pm GMT: This is useful. I was talking to Maxim on Skype again. His words here are not verbatim.
PAUL: Tell me about Skype frame rates.
MAXIM: You need a minimum of 15 fps (frames per second) to read the meter properly. ADSL internet lines are much better than cable lines generally. You can see exactly what your sending frame rate and receiving frame rate is by going to your regular Skype box and turning on Tools > Options > Advanced > Display technical info during calls. Hover the cursor over the video image you want data for, either yours or the other person’s, while you are talking to them. It only works when you are connected to each other.