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Virtual-Real Classrooms

Virtually connecting several real classrooms from different locations to uplift the ambiance of active learning in classrooms virtually

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I am a.....

  • Teacher
  • Parent/Caregiver

Tell us about your idea

The atmosphere of actively learning and interaction in real classrooms is conducive to impact learning. It is usually what virtual classes lack. But virtual classes can break through the constraint of physical location to bring students from different parts of the world together. We can have the best of both worlds by virtually connecting several real classrooms from different locations to uplift the ambiance of active learning in classrooms virtually. For example, real classes are hold in 4 cities, namely Hong Kong, Washington, Singapore and London. There are cameras showing the 4 classrooms on a common learning platform. Teachers from each city will deliver certain parts of the classes physical to the students locally, and students from other city virtually. Students from each city will take part in group discussion and presentation virtually to the 4 classes.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

No idea

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

I am a parent and trainer, bored by lots of virtual classes which showing the faces of teachers and students in a way like video phone calls lacking the active learning ambiance in classroom. 

What region are you located in?

  • South-eastern Asia

Where are you located?

Hong Kong


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Photo of Sarah Nethan

Hi King Lee 
Thank you for signing up and posting your idea on this platform!

I can totally resonate with virtual classes with the same format being extremely disengaging and monotonous. I like the approach of having partially virtual partially real classrooms and feel it definitely has the potential for scale-up. I'm just curious to learn what the real in-person classroom look like, given the present COVID-19 restrictions? Additionally, how do you envision the education delivery on the teachers' part?


Photo of King Lee

Hi Sarah, amid the COVID-19 situation, real in-person classes may contain 10+ students wearing masks. For teachers' delivery, it may look like TV talk show. The speaker talk to the audience onsite and audience through broadcasting.