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.

2 comments:

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!