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Why a Robot-Filled Education Future May Not Be as Scary as You Think

Edsurge

The robots are coming, and some of them are charming. That was my reaction on a recent visit to Singularity University, when I met two robots named Pris and Pepper. PwC explains that the cost of DNA sequencing per genome has fallen from $96 million in 2001 to less than $6,000 in 2013. As a discrete example, think about our growing gig economy. One striking example that the folks at SU mentioned was the work on gene editing that our laws in the U.S.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

A perfect example of the device-before-pedagogy practice is the now-infamous 2011 Los Angeles Unified School District edtech initiative, which involved the purchase of more than 100,000 iPads for its classrooms to the tune of $500 million without any return on investment in terms of student outcomes. This isn't a new story: even PCs, which were widely available in classrooms by 2001, rarely had a real impact on classroom instruction.

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Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Hack Education

But as it turned out, the zeppelin company had gone out of business – I imagine that many people, like myself, could only think about Christopher Walken and Grace Jones’ characters and opted not to go. Google versus Didi (a Chinese self-driving car company).

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Education Technology and 'Fake News'

Hack Education

But I wanted to consider too why the stories we repeatedly tell about education and education technology were so fanciful – stories about impending disruptions and revolutions and robot teachers and brain zappers and so on.

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11, 2001, has not been in use since 2011, so the move is largely symbolic and appeared to be aimed at distancing the departing administration from any effort by the new president to revive the program, known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System, or Nseers.” My bet is he joins the Trump administration; Edsurge thinks he’ll start a new company. “Could robots be marking your homework ?” Education Politics.

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty''s technology and integration needs. Please mark your calendars for November 18 - 22 for the fourth annual Global Education Conference ( [link] ).