What It’s Like to Have a Robot for a Teacher

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Thomas Hatch noticed something unusual in a reflection on his laptop screen as he worked on a lesson one day in his pod at high school. The teenager turned around. He was face to face with a teacher of an online course. Well, sort of. The teacher’s face was…

Source: www.slate.com

The Nexus Academy of Columbus is part of a network of seven charter schools in Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. They started with one telepresence robot in one school three years ago and then added a second, in the Columbus school, last year. This school year all the schools have one robot…

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