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Virtual classes, but still face to face.

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Who is the target audience for your idea and how does it reimagine the cost of college?

College students who wants to take classes online but it works as a real class hour. We can develop a FaceTime class similar to online classes.

As online classes, we can develop something similar to FaceTiming. Each teacher can create their own virtual class and students are going to watch it on their device. Students can ask questions at the same, they can interact virtually. The length of the class would be the same as the normal class. The teacher would be able to see the students through the camera and the tests can either be assigned to be taken in person or online with the teacher. The cost would be equivalent to the actual online classes, but at the same it allows real class interactions with each other like in a normal classroom. 

What early, lightweight experiment can you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

We can convince a teacher to do a simulation for a week and see how it goes. Additionally, we can model it to meet certain expectations and also offer a survey.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Aid in the creation of an app that can be proven efficient with the idea mentioned. Every class can be provided with an iPad if a student does not own one. The teacher would need guidance in using the program and the resources. I imagine it looking like a weather channel where the lady presents the data, but in this case with the professor teaching the students.

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Photo of Anumit Sasidharan

Hi, this is pretty cool. Do you have any information on how much implementing this would cost? And if this would in fact turn out to be less expensive than regular classes?

Photo of Alina

The cost of classes would be covered by the performance of the student (if poor financial conditions). The acquiring of the actual devices might be done from donations and actual purchases, but the student would not be charged the full price if conditions do not allow.

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