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Becta article on Telepresence

This is an article from March 2008 that I somehow missed at the time. It’s quite a good overview of telepresence & telerobotics and how they are (and might be) used in education.

Becta is the government agency in the UK leading the national drive to ensure the effective and innovative use of technology throughout learning.

They offer this as a definition of telepresence:

Telepresence refers to a number of technologies that increasingly allow a person to have a presence and/or control elements in a separate location. That presence can be through images and sound, or by manipulating objects such as with robotics.

The article says:

Within education telepresence could be quite powerful, combining collaborative software tools such as shared desktops with more effective video conferencing facilities

Read the article.


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