April 4, 2008
Why Digital Avatars Make the Best Teachers
My virtual representation of me, commonly known as an avatar, can outperform me as a teacher any day. It can pay unwavering attention to every student in a class of 100 or more; show my most spectacular actions while concealing any lapse, like losing my cool; and detect the slightest movement, hint of confusion, and improvement in performance of each student simultaneously.
Most people may think of avatars as too primitive to show such details. But at Stanford University's Virtual