TELEPRESENCE ROBOTS ENHANCE LEARNING COMMUNITY
The University of Akureyri in northern Iceland provides both students and teachers with access to telepresence robots to attend classes and meetings or to teach. The university has a long history of offering distance education in Iceland. Today, with about 70% of students located outside the city of Akureyri, weather no longer hampers participation because students and teachers can still meet using a robot, called fjærvera, or telepresence. This digital technology has been essential in promoting a learning community within the university.
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