Virtual students help train future teachers

Rather than learning classroom management on the job, five computer-generated students are helping to school University of Central Florida education students on how best to handle themselves. While the students are programmed to act like their real-world counterparts, an actor in an adjacent room also can insert comments and body language to further test teachers-in-training. "Five minutes in this feels like an hour in a real classroom," said Lisa Dieker, an education professor who helped develop the simulation.

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