Will Robots Replace Students, or Will Students Become Them?

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?

May you continue to fight the good enrollment growth fight at your institution today, and we’ll see you again tomorrow.

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Eric Olsen

As AVP of Marketing, Eric brings more than a decade of award-winning creative brand development, marketing analytics and higher education experience to Helix Education. Eric is a graduate of Bradley University and earned his MBA at Lewis University.