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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition
on technology-supported learning and training

Berlin, December 1 — 3, 2021



Teaching in the Next Dimension; from Virtual Presence to Hologram Lecturer

Just because you cannot travel to a university to give a lecture, does not mean you can’t be there ‘in person’. Students can still benefit from your expertise via two potential remote presence educational formats.1 – Remote Presence Robot2 – The Lecturer as Hologram. From a teaching and learning perspective each format has its own strengths and unique affordances. By developing our understanding of the pedagogical potential, we can leverage these distinct elements to enhance learning and create new opportunities for education. Are these credible teaching formats of the future? Examining these innovative modes of remote teaching gives us a new position from which to reflect on our traditional face-to-face teaching. Not only do we open our mind to new possibilities, but we gain a deeper understanding of the core-essence of teaching and learning. Current circumstances do not allow us to demonstrate these formats on the stage of the OEB. But there is still room for a lively discussion about the educational possibilities of virtual presence teaching.


OEB speaker Zac Woolfitt

Zac Woolfitt

Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands