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Telepresence in the Classroom

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An article in The Hoya reports that Georgetown University students are now sharing a virtual classroom with students at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar using Polycom RPX technology.

David Edelstein, the course instructor and an assistant professor in the School of Foreign Service is quoted as saying “It took a little bit of getting used to for everybody involved, but by the end of the class, I [don’t think anybody] was even noticing the technology, which is exactly when you know that technology like this is succeeding. We were able to carry on discussions in class just as any other seminar would if it were being held only on one campus.”

Article: Streaming Dialogues, Uniting Cultures in the Classroom

Written by Al Stevens

January 13th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

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