We bridge the education gap,
The world is changing and with it, the way we learn. Challenged, ill or remote students are no longer bound to a second rate educational experience.
Australians have access to some of the best education in the world, but too often, it's only available in certain locations.
Your students deserve the best education regardless of their circumstances.
It's a sad reality that not every child in Australia has access to a great education. There are many kids who live in rural areas or who are sick and unwell that can't attend mainstream classrooms.
However, we know that telepresence robots are helping to close the education gap. Telepresence robots are teleoperated robots that allow remote students to remotely participate in activities. For example, a telepresence robot could be used to allow a child suffering from immunocompromise to attend school remotely.
The child would be able to see and hear their classmates and teachers, and in addition, telepresence robots could be used to bring classes to rural areas, or rural areas to classrooms!
This would provide children in rural areas with access to the same quality of education as those in urban areas. As telepresence technology continues to develop, it has the potential to transform education and make it more inclusive for all children in Australia.
Connect Alumni to your current students.
Imagine being able to bring alumni working in the media, tv, and film or any industry to connect with current students in your classes and allow them to talk through feedback on their program or projects.
Many schools are leveraging alumni using telepresence robots to remotely attend classes and provide feedback and mentoring to current students. The telepresence robot allowed the alumni to see and hear what was happening in the room, as well as control the robot's movements. This allows them to interact with the students and provide real feedback on their work from those who have been there before.
This is a great example of how telepresence robots can be used to connect people who are geographically separated, with common goals and outcomes to achieve!
Telepresence for Education is here
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools and universities have been forced to adapt in order to continue providing education. One of the most significant changes has been the rise of telepresence. Telepresence allows students and teachers to attend classes remotely, using a robot to represent them in the physical classroom. This technology has a number of advantages, particularly in preventing the spread of illness.
Telepresence is also revolutionising attendance in a post-COVID world. By removing the need to physically travel to school or university, telepresence robots are making it easier for students and teachers to attend classes, even if they are unable to leave their homes. In a post-COVID world, telepresence is likely to become an essential part of education, making it more accessible and convenient for everyone involved.
Why Telepresence over Skype/Teams/Google video conferencing? 🤔
There's no question that telepresence robots are becoming increasingly popular in education.
Also known as tele-robots or telebots, these telepresence devices provide a way for students to be physically present in the classroom even when they can't be there in person. There are many benefits to using telepresence robots in education, but one of the most important is that it increases the sense of agency for absent students.
Increase in classroom participiation
Freedom to move through a remote space by remote controlling the robot.
Removes barriers to underachievement
Low latency two-way natural communication with height control, so you see eye-to-eye (not up people's noses!)
Provides clear video and audio in a room than a tablet or laptop
No complex AV setups or second computer - Only the student needs a camera and microphone.
Move around the classroom space with confidence thanks to click-t0-drive and obstacle avoidance
Supports one-to-one relationships and morale building.
Tilt-pan-zoom functionality means students can see everything they need to stay engaged.
Telepresence: Bridging the Gap Between Home and School.
What is Telepresence?
Telepresence is an emerging technology that has the potential to bridge the gap between home and school. With the rise of remote learning, telepresence has become essential for students who cannot attend school due to illness or disability. In this article, we will explore the benefits of telepresence and how it can improve the educational experience of students who cannot attend school.
Telepresence is a technology that allows individuals to interact with one another in real-time as if they were in the exact location. It uses high-definition video conferencing, high-quality audio, and other advanced features to create a virtual environment that mimics a face-to-face meeting. Telepresence can be used in various settings, including education, healthcare, and business.
Benefits of Telepresence in Education
Telepresence has numerous benefits for students who cannot attend school due to illness or disability. It allows them to participate in classroom activities in real-time, interact with their peers and teachers, and ask questions during lessons. Telepresence can also help students stay connected with their school community, reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.
In addition, telepresence can provide students with access to specialized resources and expertise. For example, a student with a rare medical condition can connect with a medical expert through telepresence, allowing them to receive the best possible care while continuing their education.
How Telepresence Works in Education
To use telepresence in education, schools need to have the right technology and infrastructure in place. This includes high-speed internet, high-quality cameras and microphones, and specialised software that enables real-time video conferencing.
Teachers can use telepresence to deliver live lessons to students who cannot attend school. They can also use it to facilitate group discussions, collaborative projects, and other interactive activities. Telepresence can also provide one-on-one tutoring and support to students who need it.
Telepresence can be a valuable tool for schools with many students who cannot attend school due to illness or disability. It can help to ensure that these students stay caught up in their studies and can continue to progress academically.
Telepresence is an innovative technology that can potentially transform education for students who cannot attend school. By providing a virtual classroom environment, telepresence can help to bridge the gap between home and school, providing students with access to high-quality education and specialized resources. With the right technology and infrastructure in place, schools can use telepresence to enhance the educational experience of their students and ensure that they have the best possible chance of success.
By implementing telepresence in education, schools can ensure that no student is left behind and that everyone has equal access to education.
We know that telepresence is here to stay and that it will continue to play an important role in our children's education. As the technology continues to evolve, we expect to see even more schools and universities leverage telepresence in order to improve communication, collaboration, and education delivery.