Telepresence: Democratizing the Higher Education Classroom

Tuesday, February 10 | 2:30PM–3:15PM | California Pavilion Promenade, Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development
This session will present current research on how a dynamic university is using telepresence to effectively educate undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. Participants will explore the potential of this cutting-edge technology to facilitate face-to-face distributed learning. Special attention will be afforded to the finding that sense of community continues to be a challenge to telepresence in the classroom and how departments are seeking to address it. Recommendations will be offered to guide departments regarding potential opportunities and roadblocks toward incorporating telepresence into the classroom.

OUTCOMES: Explore the results of research of telepresence in the classroom * Obtain insight into the look and feel of a telepresence classroom * Weigh the merits of telepresence for the needs of your departments


  • Jason Kaufman

    Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, Minnesota State University, Mankato

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