February 25, 2000
Professorial Apparition Enhances Remote Teaching
Beam me to class, Scotty.
Professors can now be teleported, so to speak, to classrooms far, far, away, using a conferencing system that transmits hologram-like images over high-speed Internet connections. It sounds like something out of Star Trek, but the system is the latest attempt to bring a more human touch to distance education.
In a demonstration last month in a high school near London, students found a life-size image of their mathematics teacher