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. It may be hard to imagine, but soon enough, major companies and organizations will soon house large networks of people but few employees.

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

This isn't a new story: even PCs, which were widely available in classrooms by 2001, rarely had a real impact on classroom instruction. But in recent years, we've seen a spike in the number of smaller, tightly focused, niche edtech product companies. Too many edtech initiatives treat teachers as robotic implementers of a higher plan. Ken Eastwood is the superintendent of Middletown City School District , NY, a member of our League of Innovative Schools.

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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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Hundreds of thousands of people could lose their legal status. One hopes to graduate with his college degree first

The Hechinger Report

In middle and high school, Jose enrolled in a technology magnet school and competed in robotics tournaments. He had an internship at the tech and manufacturing company 3M. Then in 2001, two huge earthquakes shook El Salvador, and then-President George W.

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.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

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.