Pricey telepresence technology upgrades distance learning

A Minnesota school district collaborative is using a $1 million federal grant to fund a distance-learning program that uses telepresence technology, which makes it appear as if students learning in separate schools are in the same classroom. While the technology, which includes the use of high-definition screens, is expensive -- running more than $200,000 in one area classroom -- educators say it is effective and has improved teaching and learning.

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High tech classrooms in northeast Minnesota redefine distance learning - Minnesota Public Radio

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