This kind of online instruction is not prepared lessons provided via an online connection, but apparently is a dual-webcam arrangement between two computers.
Digital schooling innovation, 23 January 2008, Prague Post, Prague, Czech Republic
An experimental and technologically advanced project called Digital Home School, operating under the auspices of Pragueâ€™s Hermes Civic Association, would make remote classroom learning available to hospital-bound or home-schooled children through a sophisticated high-tech learning system.
In the Digital Home School model, teacher and student both have video cameras that relay live, two-way visual feeds to each other and laptop computers with screens spit into three sections that serve different functions. In one section of the screen, teacher and student see each other through the visual feed. In another section, the student can view word documents, Power Point presentations and other educational materials the instructor would upload. The third window functions like a live chat room, where teacher and student communicate in real time using the computer keypad â€” the student can ask or answer a question, or take an exam.
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