Monday, October 17, 2005

The Death of Distance

The Death of Distance
The Merc has a story in today's paper about the increasing practice of using offshore tutors in India to help American school children with their math and science homework.

I happen to think it's a great idea. I even wrote it down as a possible business concept after I finished reading Friedman's "The World is Flat."

But what I'm really waiting for is online tutoring in a virtual world setting. I've been on the record for some time that education is going to be huge for virtual worlds.


MJ said...

That is awesome.

Something definitely has to happen with education. As my dad put it the other day considering a HS where he runs a publishing program, "Imagine if your job was to go to meetings 8 hours a day, and never work on anything tangible."

Helen said...

Hey Chris!

Yes, Ted Castronova is HUGE on creating a synthetic environment for interactive learning. It's a pet project he's been working on for quite some time - do you already know him? Otherwise I will make sure to get you guys in touch!