09 février 2014

Futurist Attends Educause Conference via ‘Doppelbot’

http://chronicle.com/img/photos/biz/wiredcampus-45.pngBy Lawrence Biemiller. Has your budget for attending conferences been slashed again? Here’s an idea: Send a remote-controlled robot instead. That’s how Bryan Alexander, a futurist and education-technology consultant, attended the Educause Learning Initiative conference, in New Orleans this week. Without leaving his home, in Vermont, he maneuvered a slightly-gawky, two-wheel “telepresence robot”—essentially, an iPad mounted on a sort of miniature Segway—around the Riverside Hilton’s meeting rooms. More...

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