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Real Life Accel World in Japan?
Posted 4/24/15 , edited 4/27/15
So I was watching NHK World News last night, and they ran a story about a high school in Japan that has begun cyber space lessons, where students use avatars to be part of a classroom and school.


Said the article --


A correspondence high school in Japan has launched a course in cyber-space

What makes the school different is how people associate with each other. The enrollees will use classrooms and a school yard created in cyber-space. They operate avatars to communicate with teachers and classmates.

The school principal said at the ceremony that the students are connected through the Internet even if they live far apart. He asked them to work together to make the new course a success.

The school hopes online interaction with classmates will boost students' interest in learning.

A teacher from the course says some of the enrollees cannot go to a real school due to their experience of inevitable truancy. He added he hopes online exchanges will help such students take a fresh step forward.



It's definitely a very cool idea, and is catering to online persona culture. I think it's cool.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/english/news/20150424_03.html

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Posted 4/24/15 , edited 4/25/15
It’s all fun and games until someone mods their avatar into a tentacle monster.

On a serious note though this is quite interesting and will be very helpful for certain students who are unable (for whatever reason) to attend highschool.
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Posted 4/24/15
thats pretty fucking cool to be honest.

I would have been alot more interested in highschool if there was something like this.
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Interesting article, especially since I just finished watching Accel World a couple of weeks ago. It certainly seems like a step in that direction for Japan, and possibly for the rest of the developed world as well down the line. And it certainly does seem like it will help the students who can't attend school properly. I know that there are a lot of remote areas in Japan where schools aren't exactly close for some kids to be able to get to.
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inb4 typical internet rudeness
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Thats an awesome idea cuz if im home sick I can log on and learn from home of course im modding my avatar >_< Lol Jack in Mega man powerup!!!!!
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This would probably have prevented a lot of violence in my youth. If I have a son later and he takes after me it will be to his benefit if it is available state side.
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Where was this 5 years ago?
Posted 4/24/15
wow, pretty sick
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Posted 4/24/15
Sort of Accel World. Accel World had the brain implants and all that stuff.

I kind of find the type of teaching I received pointless to tell you the truth. Basically it was a teacher just reiterating the textbook... except not all that well. Coming to class was a waste of time since I could learn what the teacher taught in 1/4th of the time by myself. I am really good at memorizing things, I really only have to read through a chapter once and then glance over it a second time to retain about 95% of the relevant information.

The most enlightening classes I have ever had were philosophy classes where the teacher used the majority of the class to discuss Philosophical topics as opposed to just making us take notes... about stuff that was in the book.

I really think you gain the most from school by bouncing your understandings off of each other and clearing up each others' misunderstandings. And actually if a fellow student clears up the misunderstanding for you, that hit to your pride will serve as a better reminder.

I can also say that I have learned a crap load from people in MMOs. How to act, how not to act. Trivia, strategy, mathematics, logistics, statistics. Hardcore pvp and raiding bring all the geeks out of the woodwork. (Which really is a shame when they start to make them easy and trivial).

So yeah, I can see combining an MMO style environment and a teaching environment as a possibly good thing. It may force some people to pay attention.
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Posted 4/24/15

Voc666IV wrote:

It’s all fun and games until someone mods their avatar into a tentacle monster.

On a serious note though this is quite interesting and will be very helpful for certain students who are unable (for whatever reason) to attend highschool.


lulz.....
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LordDust wrote:

This would probably have prevented a lot of violence in my youth. If I have a son later and he takes after me it will be to his benefit if it is available state side.


LOL. You def. don't use da internetz much. Cyberbullying is scarier and realer and has caused so many suicides. If anything, this would foster far more stressful and scarier peer situations.

On another note, if people are neuro-connected to their PCs, then I'd be all happy and excited like the rest of y'aaaaall :D.

But, obviously, it's more like an MMO... except completely boring, and will wear everyone out far, far more. You literally stay @ ur PC for 8 hours straight (and I'm not talking about for fun)... and you'd have to either read or listen... hopefully not read, otherwise... then there's all that eye strain.

Anyway, I think it takes away from PC free time usage! If you're @ ur pc for 8 hrs for school, you'd be too tired to spend the next 6 hours playing Log Horizon and doing raids :D.

But the cyberbullying will be real, and scarier. It's like the internet, EXCEPT EVERYONE KNOWS EACH OTHER'S NAMES. So everyone literally will be living on social media - that's gonna be the equivalent of talking @ the café. And we all know how microscopic social media can get...............................
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lambofgenesis wrote:


LordDust wrote:

This would probably have prevented a lot of violence in my youth. If I have a son later and he takes after me it will be to his benefit if it is available state side.


LOL. You def. don't use da internetz much. Cyberbullying is scarier and realer and has caused so many suicides. If anything, this would foster far more stressful and scarier peer situations.

On another note, if people are neuro-connected to their PCs, then I'd be all happy and excited like the rest of y'aaaaall :D.

But, obviously, it's more like an MMO... except completely boring, and will wear everyone out far, far more. You literally stay @ ur PC for 8 hours straight (and I'm not talking about for fun)... and you'd have to either read or listen... hopefully not read, otherwise... then there's all that eye strain.

Anyway, I think it takes away from PC free time usage! If you're @ ur pc for 8 hrs for school, you'd be too tired to spend the next 6 hours playing Log Horizon and doing raids :D.

But the cyberbullying will be real, and scarier. It's like the internet, EXCEPT EVERYONE KNOWS EACH OTHER'S NAMES. So everyone literally will be living on social media - that's gonna be the equivalent of talking @ the café. And we all know how microscopic social media can get...............................


I've had knives pulled on me, been shot at, and had a gun to my head. I have had literal boot prints in my flesh. I have had to hurt some people pretty bad defending myself. I'm not as concerned about cyber bullying in comparison to what I dealt with. It is a serious issue, but with involved parents that support their kids cyber bullying can be handled. Being jumped by seven guys behind the school who try to beat you to death until one of them gets a broken limb is not light stuff. We're not talking just bullying here, we're talking threat to life and limb. They found one kid I went to school with in his car with a slit throat. He'd been drained and then stuffed in the driver's seat. The guy was a sophomore in high school. There are still places in America where high school is more like a triad controlled neighborhood than a school.
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