The teacher is just as important in a virtual learning environment as in a normal classroom, but a new study shows that boys and girls differ greatly in terms of how they learn best: Boys learn best when their virtual teacher comes in the form of a drone, while girls get more knowledge from VR-teaching when they are taught by a young, female researcher-type named Marie.

Source: In VR boys learn best when the teacher is a drone — girls lean better from virtual Marie: Teachers make all the difference — also in virtual reality teaching — ScienceDaily

Unfortunately, I don’t have access to the full article. What I would be interested in learning is if these findings are also true in a real-world setting. Would male students learn better if their teacher was a drone instead of a person?