The Vision

[Douglas Rushkoff invites us to imagine] “a classroom of students with a teacher, occurring in real time. The students are from twelve different countries, each plugged in to a VR system, all modemed to the teacher’s house. They sit around a virtual classroom, see one another and the teacher. The teacher explains that today’s topic is the Colosseum in ancient Rome. She holds up a map of ancient Rome and says, ‘Let’s go’. The students fly over the skyline of the ancient city, following their teacher. ‘Stay together now,’ she says, pointing out the Colosseum and explaining why it was positioned across town from the Forum. The class lands at the main archway to the Colosseum. ‘Let’s go inside …’ “(Rushkoff, 1994, pp.69-70)


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