Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

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or robots. This doesn't mean that robots have no place in the classroom though. Robots (or intelligent systems) can be very useful when they are tasked to complete some of the functions that teachers previously performed. Most of these are mundane, repetitive jobs including much of the administrative duties teacher are expected to perform, and also low level instruction and assessment. Clarke computers education learning retrofuturism robots teaching Technology

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Anant Agarwal, president of EdX, (Harvard and MIT''s non-profit making arm that runs MOOCs), says that the software will be a boon to learning online in the future, because it will allow students to rewrite and resubmit their essays time and again, to improve their grades. What he doesn''t say is that it''s an essential part of the management of MOOC s, especially if they are regularly enrolling upwards of 100,000 students for each course.

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Learning Management Systems With learning management systems now installed at nearly all higher education institutions here and abroad, instructors can create course materials, assess student progress and generate custom exams. Most authoring software also integrates assessment tools, testing learning outcomes. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.) Now in its seventh year, MOOCs crossed the 100 million learner mark, recently hitting 101 million.

COVID-19 Is Accelerating the Digital Blending of Working and Learning

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Retailers such as The Gap are accelerating the adoption of robots in their warehouses. In a 2018 survey of hiring leaders , we found that online pre-hire assessment was the single most likely “disruptor” of the reliance on degrees in hiring, followed by simulation-based hiring.

The Greatest EdTech Generation Ever – LIVE Blog of Justin Reich’s Keynote

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As a researcher, Justin has been carrying this concept into his work with MOOCs. To begin, Justin recommends reading Frank Levy and Richard Murnane’s work, Dancing with Robots. Computers can increasingly solve routine tasks, so the question becomes, what are the kinds of things that computers and robots can’t do. Uber recently went to Carnegie Mellon and purchased the leading robotics program as a way to create driverless jobs.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

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AI Driven Assessment : Artificial intelligence-based assessment provides constant feedback to teachers, students and parents about how the student learns, the support they need and the progress they are making towards their learning goals. A full suite solution like EdSense seamlessly combines project based learning with robotics, math lab, soft skills lab, AR/VR Lab, programming, design thinking tools and proper maintenance support.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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That kind of feedback would be perfect if you had a robot learner on the other end,” he says. The robot learner would be delighted to have you say, ‘Okay, you made three errors in problem number one,’ and being a robot learner, they’d be able to take out those bugs and do better the next time.

#DLNchat: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education?

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Kent Darr suggested that “Parsing large data sets could help the instructor and instructional designer make quicker, more informed decisions about course content, tasks, and assessments,” work that “may otherwise prove to be time-consuming for the instructor/ researcher.” Sometimes an artificial persona (call it AI, virtual assistant, robot like ASIMO, whatever) can, in its failed attempt to be human, be truly tragic.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” (So instead of “testing” we’ll have ubiquitous, non-stop surveillance / assessment via “personalized learning.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. More robot news up in the MOOC section above. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “ Should Children Form Emotional Bonds With Robots? Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Robot Learning Improves Student Engagement ,” the Communications of the ACM claims. Kiwicampus : a robot delivery service on campus. Instructure has acquired the video-based assessment platform Practice. (National) Education Politics.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Inside Higher Ed : “Analysis of Georgia Tech ’s MOOC-inspired online master’s in computer science suggests that institutions can successfully deliver high-quality, low-cost degrees to students at scale.” But here are some education-related stories: Via Education Week : “Privacy Experts Assess Potential K–12 Fallout From Facebook ’s Crisis of Trust.”

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” “Two assessment companies – Educational Testing Service and Data Recognition Corp. Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”). Just a few weeks after Daphne Koller ’s announcement she was leaving the MOOC startup she co-founded, Coursera unveiled “ Coursera for Business ” this week, marking its pivot from “democratizing higher ed” to “ training corporate employees.” Education Politics.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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” – that’s Sebastian Thrun, best known perhaps for his work at Google on the self-driving car and as a co-founder of the MOOC (massive open online course) startup Udacity. I pay attention to this story, as someone who studies education and education technology, because I think these sorts of predictions, these assessments about the present and the future, frequently serve to define, disrupt, destabilize our institutions.

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Conference strands include Game-Based Learning: How to Use Games in Educational Settings, Games & Assessment, Connecting Educators With Game Developers: Make Your Voices Heard, Students as Content Creators & Game Designers, Research on Game-Based Learning, and Professional Development. Harvard’s 1,000 Kilobot swarm demonstrates the future of robotics 50 apps for the new school year Using Design Thinking to Create a School from Scratch Is This The School Library Of The Future?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” My most favorite lines simply must be these: “One of the early adopters of Imbellus was McKinsey & Company , the management consulting firm, which uses the scenario assessments to find job candidates. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Edsurge : “ Robots Won’t Replace Instructors , 2 Penn State Educators Argue.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A glimpse : “In China ’s Silicon Valley, Edtech Starts at the ‘MOOC Times Building’ ” Via Class Central : “By The Numbers: MOOCs in 2018.” Several “rethinking assessment” stories, sponsored by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, in Edsurge this week. Via Edsurge : “ GlassLab Set Out to Prove Games Could Assess Learning.

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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” And I wondered at the time if that would be the outcome for MOOCs. 2012, you will recall, was “ the year of the MOOC.”) ” MOOCs looked – for a short while, at least – like they were going to pivot to become LMSes. This is part four of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” Way back in 2012, I chose “ The Platforming of Education ” as one of my “Top Ed-Tech Trends.”

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs are dead , according to Udacity ’s VP. ” Never one to let a good MOOC story pass them by, Edsurge repeats the story. “MOOCs Are ”Dead.“ Also via Edsurge : “ MIT Moves Beyond the MOOC to Court Companies, Professional Learners.” The College Board was selected as the successful bidder following a competitive review process for the high school assessment.”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep that MOOC hype alive. “ MOOCs Find a New Audience with On-Campus Students,” Edsurge claims. ” Via the ACT press release : “ ACT to Deliver Assessment for the Moral Education Program to Students in the UAE.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing. Via Edsurge : “ MOOCs Are No Longer Massive. ” Via Class Central : “Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs of All Time (2018 edition).” ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Cumulative Growth in Number of MOOCs , 2011–18.” ” Not surprisingly, there is more MOOC news in the surveillance section below.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ MOOCs May Still Be Reshaping Higher Education, Just Not In the Way That Was Initially Predicted.” There’s more MOOC news in the contests and competition section below. ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The Hechinger Report lists “Ten jobs that are safe from robots.”

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Get to know SnapThought – one of our assessment tools – and the new game Sortify, which adds another dimension to playful assessment. Do you have students or library users ages 9 - 17 that can answer the questions Do you have what it takes to put a robot on the Moon? The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 18th All of life is a constant education.

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

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“The Year of the MOOC” – I was summoned to Palo Alto, California for a small gathering to discuss the future of teaching, learning, and technology. What these MOOCs were, nonetheless, were (and still are) massive online honeypots into which we’ve been lured – registering and watching and clicking in order to generate massive education datasets. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Smith, Director of Programs Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for STEM - Revolutionary or Evolutionary? Candidate VoiceThread for Digital Education - Kelli Stair- teacher/ writer An Example STEAM and Maker-Education Curriculum: From Puppets to Robots - Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). “Free MOOCs Face the Music,” writes Inside Higher Ed on edX ’s decision to start charging fees. More “MOOC” news under the job training section below. A story in Edsurge , written by someone from an SEL company, on SEL – but totally not sponsored content: “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About SEL Assessment But Were Afraid to Ask.”

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Or one for the Robotics Club, National Honor Society, Made with Code, Girls/Boys Scouts, etc. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC). MOOC’s are usually free online courses offered by universities with no limit on enrollment. Learn all you need to know about the trainer assessment and application! The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom.

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Thursday, February 27th at 11am Creating Connected Learners Through Virtual Exchange: Assessing the Impact of Virtual Exchange , Part of a month-long webinar series co-hosted by the Exchange 2.0 Education Revolution Google+ Community Robots grading essays. Following recent conversations about the assessment capacity of MOOCs, this is a great topic! The Learning Revolution Weekly Update February 25th Never let formal education get in the way of your learning.

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). There’s more MOOC news in the job training section below. A new project from the Learning Policy Institute and EducationCounsel : “Reimagining College Access: Performance Assessments From K–12 Through Higher Education.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via Geek Dad : “Little Robot Friends Teach Kids to Code With Empathy.”

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Assessing Betsy DeVos ’ Rollback on Disability Rights ” by Pacific Standard’s David Perry. Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOCMOOCs. “Learning Creative Learning: It’s not a MOOC , it’s a community,” says the MIT Media Lab. “A Proposal to Put the ‘M’ Back in MOOCs ” – an op-ed by Class Central ’s Dhawal Shah in Edsurge. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Education Technology and the 'New Economy'

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” Note the significant difference in language in this headline from The Verge , for example – “ Harvard’s Root robot teaches kids how to code ” – and the way in which Seymour would describe the LOGO Turtle – that students would using programming to teach the robot. “Hardly Anyone Wants to Take a Liberal Arts MOOC,” Edsurge informed its readers in February. We’ve seen this before in the MOOC world.

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” That’s the Collegiate Learning Assessment exam (a.k.a. ” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” “Why Haven’t MOOCs Eliminated Any Professors?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via The Verge : “Elon Musk-backed OpenAI is teaching robots how to learn just like humans do.” “This robot helps kids with special needs to communicate,” according to Techcrunch.

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Via The New York Times : “In Her Words: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Assesses a Year on the Job.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “ Teaching assistant robots will reinvent academia,” Times Higher Education claims. Via Techcrunch : “ Sony now has a Koov robotics learning kit for US classrooms.”

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” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via WCTI12.com : “Boy, 8, drives to McDonald’s after learning how online.” ” “ MOOCs Started Out Completely Free. This week, Edsurge covers a charter school there and its promotion of “ personalized learning ” and assessment technologies. ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. Via Techcrunch : “ Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan.”

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” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The South China Morning Post : “ China ’s schools are quietly using AI to mark students’ essays … but do the robots make the grade?” The assessment company has raised over $52 million total. Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Edsurge : “Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. “ Imagine how great universities could be without all those human teachers ,” says Quartz , lauding the fantasy that robots will replace teachers. (National) Education Politics.