Always about the students, never about the robots

A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to host an MAET Bridge webinar on telepresence robots featuring Dr. John Bell, William Cain, Cui Cheng, and Amy Peterson.

Now, telepresence robots are a really cool idea, so I think everyone ought to watch the first few minutes to get an idea of what they are. However, I’m not sure that this is where the real value of the webinar is. Throughout the conversation, I was impressed by how much this team works to keep students—and not technology— at the center of the conversation. During the last five (or so) minutes of the webinar (starting around 47:00), each of our guests shared one thing that they learned from teaching with robots about teaching in general. Whatever your level of interest in robots (or even ed tech!), those five minutes are well worth your time.

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