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Georgia Tech wants avatars to sit in classrooms?

I am hoping that the AJC reporter just got it wrong.  It’s not a great idea for people to sit in classrooms.  How is it any better for avatars to sit in classrooms?  We don’t know much that virtual worlds make better in education. I’m hoping that the new strategic plan is more than what’s described here.

Georgia Tech students may learn in virtual classrooms, with avatars of themselves “sitting” in the class. Students and professors will work to solve the world’s problems using new areas of study. The institute will expand globally, while also taking on a larger role in Atlanta.

These are just a few aspects of the strategic vision Georgia Tech President G.P. “Bud” Peterson will share in a speech Tuesday. The plan outlines goals and priorities to shape the institution for the next 25 years.

via Georgia Tech prepares for 2035  | ajc.com.

August 31, 2010 at 11:07 am Leave a comment


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