Educational Technology

June 28, 2012

The Future of Virtual Learning

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Marissa Lowman, BostInno

While many startups are scrambling to get a piece of the free online learning pie, the reality is that the majority of students need more individualized instruction. GatherEducation has created a hybrid solution: a virtual learning classroom for small groups of students who can not only learn in real time from a teacher or tutor, but also engage in peer learning via virtual breakout rooms. With the advent of new technology, such as the iPad and Microsoft Kinect, teachers and tutors can now easily tap into a growing virtual market to reach their students outside the traditional classroom. Using a Kinect, a teacher’s avatar mimics his or her real-life movements, which allows a teacher to focus on teaching without the need to alter his or her teaching style.

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