Mr Roboto

This is not a new toy. It is a device that might take the jobs of teachers in tomorrow's classroom, if the following photo caption from the news is to be believed:

"Robot teachers - who never get angry or make sarcastic remarks - have been a hit with pupils during a pilot project in some South Korean schools, a government report said."

I wouldn't underestimate the power of technology and I believe that a robot today can do absolutely amazing things, but I just don't see how a robot can provide the sort of learning support and pastoral care that a human teacher does.

Would I like to be taught be a robot? No thanks.

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