While their personalities and attitudes may sound familiar, none of the students is real. They’re TeachLivE avatars projected on a screen and programmed in real time to help education majors practice their techniques, and to test their patience when students misbehave. The entire classroom is computer-generated.
As a TeachLivE partner, UWM pays to use the simulation in its teacher education. In a virtual classroom with only five students, teachers in training can make mistakes and learn from them without harming real students or their own confidence.
via Mr Loucks (thanks!)