Virtual Higher Education is in sharp focus lately with onslaught of Online Learning Platforms (MOOC, Coursera, Khan
Academy, Udacity) offering Free Courses in every discipline. Originally targeted at populations in underdeveloped countries not otherwise able to offer a world-class education, these courses have become popular and mainstream in developed countries being free, online and caters to most professionals to build skills and explore career changes. Current delivery format robs an academic the ability to express their teaching style. The PLErify Application seeks to address the need to support, through a ‘DIY approach’, an Academic’s teaching style and retain ownership of materials. PLErify is discussed in the paper relative to the Robots role vis a vis the traditional Professor’s role and the prevailing thought of the best ways to energize and modernize current teaching methods.

Published in: International Conference on Information Society (i-Society 2016)

  • Date of Conference: 10-13 October 2016
  • DOI: 10.2053/iSociety.2016.0022
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-62-9
  • Conference Location: Dublin, Ireland