Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Real Competition: Robots

Maybe it's not really actual people I should be worried about competing with, but robots.

However, I don't think this would last long since the kids won't get the same reaction from the Robot "teacher" when kicking it, as they would on a Native Teacher.

Sure is interesting how the real teacher is somewhere remote. I suppose this would be helpful for those in very rural areas. 

4 comments:

  1. had you seen this: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/11/science/11robotside.html

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  2. It's just a webcam class dressed up as a robot.

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  3. Nice find. I've been hearing about these robots for a while, I didn't realize that there was an actual person running it.

    Too bad classrooms aren't full of students who do whatever you tell them the first time. Robots only work in ideal classrooms like this one. It's a nice idea but it will never work well.

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  4. It is pretty much a fancy webcam. I can see it working in remote places or maybe as a home-study thing. But as an actual teacher-replacement...come on... it isn't 2050 just yet!

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