As online education matures, it must face the challenge of bringing the sensory richness of a physical classroom into the virtual world, rather than just putting lectures online to be viewed in isolation, Information Week reports. One approach is to have some people attend a live class in person and others online. MIT's Sloan School of Management is one of several universities using AvayaLive Engage to meld real and virtual classrooms. In April, Erik Brynjolfsson and Alex "Sandy" Pentland taught a two-day executive class on big data using the platform. It was the second time they'd done so -- the...

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