Virtual reality lessons
Virtual reality lessons could make some teachers millionaires, experts predict
Technology is set to play a vital role in helping the 263 million children globally who are not in school
Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning could see “celebrity teachers” make millions, experts claim.
Technology is set to play a vital role in helping the 263 million children globally who are not in school, delegates at the annual Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) heard.
Mark Steed, the director of Dubai private school Jess, said the format was already being used by some teachers to offer global internet-based seminars, earning millions of pounds in the process.
He pointed to a Korean teacher who offers online lessons on “cramming” learning and made $8m (£6m) in one year.
Mr Steed also predicted that robots could be used to teach maths and reading to primary school pupils.
He said there was already an example in Dubai where a robot accompanied sick children from the classroom to the school’s health centre.
“I think we will see more robots in the classroom and I think they will become routine, particularly in primary classrooms, as teaching assistants,” he said.
Mr Steed, who outlined his vision at the HMC conference in Belfast, said virtual reality (VR) headsets could enable a child in the developing world to sit in on a lesson delivered in a top independent school.