Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Harvard launches new 'virtual classroom,' where students watch class from anywhere - Collin Binkley, The Associated Press

The newest classroom at Harvard's business school has no desks or chairs. Instead, the professor teaches facing a towering digital screen that stretches from wall to wall, filled with the live video feeds of up to 60 students tuned in from their computers. In the futuristic classroom, housed in a television studio three kilometres from campus, class plays out like a giant video conference. Students can jump in to ask questions or respond to their classmates. The professor can stop a lecture to quiz individual students, or send the group a quick online poll. http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/harvard-launches-new-virtual-classroom-where-students-watch-class-from-anywhere-1.2542216

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