Most educators agree that kids learn best when teachers tailor their approach, working one-on-one with students, but it’s too expensive for every child to have his or her own teacher.
Now, however, a Virginia psychologist is hoping to create a computer that can teach individualized lessons, adjusting speed and content based on a student’s face.
Could we create talking, thinking robots to work in our classrooms – providing individualized instruction? Could a computer be taught to tell when a student is losing focus or getting confused?
That’s what researchers at Virginia State University hope to find out.