Imagined futures 5: Robot teachers

Learning with 'e's

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.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services. ” That’s because the stories told this year to keep us hustling and to keep up imagining a certain kind of future are almost all about robots. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over again we were told “robots are coming for your jobs.”

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MOOC-Ed: Coaching Digital Learning, Unit 1 Reflection

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Last week, the MOOC-Ed, Coaching Digital Learning: Cultivating a Culture of Change , began. This MOOC will help participants: Learn what it takes to coach educators to integrate technology Explore a variety of frameworks such as TPACK, SAMR, and the four Cs Explore opportunities for personalized application Create a Technology Coaching Action Plan I am most excited to learn more about the different frameworks, connect with other coaches, and create my own action plan.

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Our digital future 10: Cognitive courseware

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Examples of cognitive technologies include computer vision , deep learning, natural language processing , speech recognition, and humanised robotics. AI algorithm chatbot cognitive courseware Deep Learning Digital education future Jill Watson learning MOOC Technology

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. ” What are some examples of disruptions in the classroom, then? 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom . General insecurity or misunderstanding about how to meaningfully integrate technology in the classroom.

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

Edsurge

I’d send instructors off into virtual classrooms, practically on their own, with little or no support. In a telephone interview, Phil Hill, edtech guru and co-publisher of the widely followed e-Literate blog , acknowledged that “the LMS is not only part of the university’s core infrastructure, but it also allows faculty and students to use technology creatively in the classroom.” The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

The future includes good (human) teachers

The Hechinger Report

– China’s state-controlled news broadcasters have long been considered somewhat robotic in their daily recitation of pro-government propaganda, and a pair of new presenters will do little to dispel that view. The best civics lesson requires you to leave the classroom.

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

EdTechTeacher

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. Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher, the Richard L.

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry

EdSense

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.

"The Internet Will Be Everywhere and Nowhere"—Dr. Michio Kaku's ISTE 2016 Keynote

Edsurge

Technological minutiae in the classroom carry such immense consequences that it can be hard to think beyond tomorrow’s software update, nevermind next year’s LMS rollout. In his opening keynote at the ISTE 2016 conference, noted physicist Dr. Michio Kaku showed educators the forest that he and others believe will encircle the classroom of the future. Remember, robots are [just] adding machines. But Now, Back to the Classroom.

10 Google+ Communities I'm Recommending to Our Faculty

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All of it from Biology to Robotics to Space exploration!" The Global Education Conference and Network - "For educators interested in connecting their classrooms to the world." (235, MOOC - Massive Open Online Courses. "A

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. Via The Verge : “US denies visas to Afghanistan ’s all-girl robotics team.” The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is appealing a lower court’s ruling that it must repay $60 million to the state of Ohio as it cannot document students “attended” its online charter school. More on certifications in the MOOC section above. Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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Building Skills, Inspiring Students through Hands-on Technology – Troy Smith, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

Whether that’s with robotics, Minecraft , or Lego MindStorms, Smith makes sure his students work with real-world technology. ” Smith and his students have been building and programming robots by learning software and hardware development skills.

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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. “ Is Running a Company Like Leading a Classroom? Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Culturally Sensitive Robots Are Here to Care for the Elderly ,” Futurism.com claims.

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The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

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The Flipped Classroom". It was probably Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk “Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education” and the flurry of media he received over the course of the following year or so that introduced the idea of the “flipped classroom” to most people.

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” There’s more MOOC news in the “business of education” section below. ” Coming soon to a “flexible classroom” near you: “ Panasonic’s human blinkers help people concentrate in open-plan offices,” says Dezeen. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. The robot presents as a black female?

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). A call to rebrand MOOCs , from Edsurge. Via Edsurge : “The Possibilities for Tech (and Screentime ) in the Preschool Classroom.” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF. ” Via NPR : “Hi, Robot : Adults, Children And The Uncanny Valley.” It’s good to note when people describe things as “algorithmic decision making” and when they blame robots.).

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

Edsurge

Sometimes an artificial persona (call it AI, virtual assistant, robot like ASIMO, whatever) can, in its failed attempt to be human, be truly tragic. Ask students to bring examples from the real world into the classroom.” RSVP for our next #DLNchat: How Have MOOCs Impacted Approaches to Student Learning? Do anthropomorphized forms of artificial intelligence serve students better than hidden bots?

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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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The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

An increasing number of educators are finding that collaborative, hands-on learning requires a different type of space than most traditional classrooms offer, and that the learning environment greatly impacts both pedagogy and student engagement.

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” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via Class Central : “ Monetizing A MOOC Platform.” ” Via Campus Technology : “ Coursera ’s CEO on the Evolving Meaning of ‘MOOC’ ” There’s more ECOT news – there’s always more ECOT news – in the “state and local politics” section above.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Via Chalkbeat : “ Betsy DeVos ’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales.” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). So much MOOC news! (Or “ MOOCs Are Global. Also via Edsurge : “How Harvard Is Trying to Update the Extension School for the MOOC Age.” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction.

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Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: Some Thoughts from ASU+GSV

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And those were mostly administrators and administrative staff, I’d say, rather than classroom teachers.) Remember, if you will, the insistence from the University of Virginia Board of Visitors that school was missing the “coming MOOC tsunami” based on columns they’d read in The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. ” There was all the usual talk of job-stealing robots and the “ jobs that don’t exist yet.”

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. Perhaps with this data, the MOOC providers can build a map of professional if not cognitive pathways.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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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. ” ECOT is the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, an online charter school company. Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “The ethical dilemma of the robot teacher ” by Neil Selwyn.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” edX is offering an online master’s degree with Georgia Tech : an OMS (online master’s in science) in Analytics. The Economist on “ The Return of the MOOC.” ” “ Harvard/MIT Report Analyzes 4 Years of MOOC Data ,” Campus Technology reports. More on the Classroom API via the G Suite Developers Blog. Robots and Other (Ed-Tech) Science Fiction. Education Politics.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” “Stop Asking About Completion Rates: Better Questions to Ask About MOOCs in 2019,” says Edsurge. There’s more MOOC news down in the “labor and management” section below, perhaps prompting another question that Edsurge doesn’t think to ask: “How viable are these companies that are being used to outsource and privatize online higher education?”

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. “Children are susceptible to peer pressure from robots,” says The Verge. (So Via Techcrunch : “This happy robot helps kids with autism.” “Digital Devices in the Classroom Can Hinder Long-Term Retention ,” says Edsurge. 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 Mindwires Consulting’s Phil Hill : “If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try To Be An OPM : Conversion of for-profits and MOOCs.” Perhaps it should go in the “robots” section.

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Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Via Politico : Western Governors University , “the nation’s leading provider of competency-based educatio n – which the Education Department’s independent watchdog last month said violated federal student aid rules – is expanding into North Carolina.” In the future, you might want to look for most MOOC-related news in the “business of job training” section below.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” Robots and Other Education Science Fiction. Via The New York Times : “Meet Zora, the Robot Caregiver.” Sponsored content on Edsurge , paid for by the Gates Foundation , this week wants to tell you “How Faculty Can ‘ Click ’ Their Way to a More Inclusive Classroom.” Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles.

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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.

Hack Education Weekly News

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” That’s Dallas Dance , who was the subject of another story the NYT’s Natasha Singer wrote last year , “ How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom.” ” Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). ” It’s a story on ECOT , the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, the online charter school in Ohio which lost its sponsor and was shut down last week after a long string of scandals and lawsuits.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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” An “innovation pod” is actually a private classroom in a shipping container. Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Vive la MOOC révolution. ” “Orphan MOOCs and the Digital Dark Ages” by Jeffrey Pomerantz in Hybrid Pedagogy. ” There’s more licensing and certification news in the MOOC section above. Edsurge on teachers leaving the classroom to join tech companies.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Via The Salt Lake Tribune : “Lawmaker: Utah ‘s veteran educators may need to ’die off ’ before technology fills classrooms.” Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Lots of MOOC PR appeared in the news this week. ” “What if MOOCs Revolutionize Education After All?” “Now that MOOCs are mainstream, where does online learning go next?” ” Robots and Other Ed-Tech SF.

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