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progman2000
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1/31/2016 | 3:26:03 PM
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Not sure - can't say I'm a big fan of early education using it though. I know kids are getting shot in schools, but I can't imagine not having the socialization of public and private schools remaining a vital part of growing up!
yalanand
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yalanand,
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1/31/2016 | 2:03:39 PM
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@progman: what do you think will be the scenario involving virtual classrooms, 10 years from now?
yalanand
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1/31/2016 | 2:01:55 PM
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@Shamika: Of course it will not. Most children learn through examples than words.
yalanand
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1/31/2016 | 2:00:16 PM
Re: Good initiative
@ tzubair: I think an analystics system is required for anything to work in the future. We talk about improving the quality of education, and I think analytics would play a direct role in this experiment.
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1/31/2016 | 1:56:56 PM
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@Shamika: It indeed would, but if we are talking about data mining business, then this would be actually fruitful because this experiment would create new data to use and analyze for future experiments, and then these archives can be referenced if we come to a halt in a particular experiment. Meanwhile students would face the brunt of it.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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1/31/2016 | 1:22:55 PM
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"I think the main purpose of these researches should increase productivity and knowledge of the students. Otherwise it will be a waste of time and money."

@shamika: Yeah that's the end goal but can't be achieved directly without any intermediate milestones. Once the technology enables a better learning process, the knowledge and productivity will increase. To get there, one has to focus on the process and see what can be improved.
tzubair
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tzubair,
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1/31/2016 | 1:12:48 PM
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"Suppose there is a system where a digital assistant can tell the teacher that the interest of students in class is rapidly decreasing and the teacher should be changing the way he/she teacher."

@SachinEE: Yeah that branch is called analytics and that's one of the applications of technology within the classroom. Collecting data that's not easily available through conventional means will give better insights through the analaytics system and perhaps lead to more improvement in the teaching methods.
tzubair
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1/31/2016 | 12:45:11 PM
Re: Avenue for growth
"However it is also important to know the limits when integrating technology with the School curriculum."

@shamika: I agree. It's very important to ensure that technology doesn't interfere with other things and does not create any negative side-effects. The use of gadgets and apps is very useful, but if it results in something like children interacting less with each other, then we have a problem there.
progman2000
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1/31/2016 | 6:11:41 AM
Re: Avenue for growth
I wasn't even thinking of it in a virtual classroom sense. I was talking from the perspective of a parent, viewing websites for homework, grading, letters from the school, etc. But you make a good point - virtual classrooms introduces a whole other wrinkle.
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1/31/2016 | 1:31:58 AM
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@sachin. I agree with you. I think at the moment there are virtual classes for students who are doing their higher studies. However don't you think this will not help the students to learn about interaction, team work?
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