Will robots replace students, or will students become them?
Reported by Campus Technology, students at The University of Colorado Boulder offer “remote presence” options for students who can’t attend a class live that week. These students, with the help of a strong wi-fi connection, can log in to an iPad housed on a robotic neck in the classroom. That student can then participate in the course itself at a similar volume and with similar visibility as an in-person student.
The takeaway? While this telepresence technology can closely imitate the in-class experience, how does this scale for an entirely remote class? How can we use technology to create a similar level of collaboration and camaraderie in the online classroom?
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