Virtual Teachers Outperform Real Thing | LiveScience: "Justine Cassell of Northwestern University has found that children with autism can develop advanced social skills by interacting with a 'virtual child' that they might not develop by hanging out with real children or teachers. Cassell is credited with developing the Embodied Conversational Agent (ECA), a virtual human capable of interacting with humans using language and gestures."
Maybe I should take the rest of the semester off and replace myself with an avatar. It seems real live teachers are becoming obsolete. Can this be true?