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AI can disrupt racial inequity in schools, or make it much worse

The Hechinger Report

Kids from black and Latino communities — who are often already on the wrong side of the digital divide — will face greater inequalities if we go too far toward digitizing education without considering how to check the inherent biases of the (mostly white) developers who create AI systems. Related: Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South. But the designers and implementers of these assessment tools didn’t consider how the racism and inequality rife in U.S.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism


Big data, open spaces, employability, utilizing maker movements, balancing innovation and accountability, privacy, collaboration, closing the digital divide, personalized learning, and navigating the hostile political climate were just a few of the concerns the audience members brought up. Foreshadowing a future full of big data, he called for educators to change their current practices if they want their students to be prepared for a world filled with AI robots.


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Education Technology's Inequalities

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” The idea that preferred admission equals payment stems from the American ideology that opportunity, especially educational opportunity, is a “fair” form of recompense. Don’t Believe “Don’t Be Evil” My own concerns about the direction of education technology cannot be separated from my concerns with digital technologies more broadly. What sorts of biases are built into digital technologies because of this? Digital polarization.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” More on the Afghan robotics team in the contest section below. IHE blogger John Warner responds : “Algorithmic Assessment vs. Critical Reflection.” for Robotics Contest.” Via The New York Times : “To Close Digital Divide, Microsoft to Harness Unused Television Channels.” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. (National) Education Politics.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um,