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The benefits of using robots in class

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The research report: Hybrid Learning in Higher Education: The Potential of Teaching and Learning with Robot-Mediated Communication by Benjamin Gleason, Iowa State University and Christine Greenhow, Michigan State University, shows that robots could form an engaging bridge between online learners as well as with students that are physically present in class. The method is termed blended hybrid learning and Michigan State University has taken the lead in the development by a project that started 2015. The conclusion of the study mentioned above is that Robot-Mediated Communication “offers advantages over traditionally used videoconferencing, including affordances for fostering students’ embodiment in the classroom, their feelings of belonging and trust, and their ability to contribute ideas in authentic ways.” See the video below for more information. Source: Online Learning – Official Journal of OLC

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