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. The case of ' Jill Watson ', a chatbot designed to act as a teaching assistant on a large MOOC at a US university demonstrated how well they can be designed and deployed. Clarke computers education learning retrofuturism robots teaching Technology

Coursera Is Now a Public Company. What Does That Mean For Higher Education?

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For one thing, more robot teaching-tech behind the scenes. “We Growth Is on the Agenda The company started nine years ago amid a hype around free MOOCs , or massive open online courses, some of which drew hundreds of thousands of students each.

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Let your robots do the marking?

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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.

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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How a Pandemic Could Change Higher Education

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The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a cloud of uncertainty over higher education. We’re now in a situation where work, life and education are starting to blur. In it, it would say, “It will harden the education system against things like public national disasters, epidemics,” and so forth.

How ‘Learning Engineering’ Hopes to Speed Up Education

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And while many educators believe that word problems in math class are tougher for students to grasp than ones with mathematical notation, research shows that the opposite is true. A substantial part of the nation’s resources are being devoted to higher education,” Simon said.

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

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But we also know that for many educators summer is a time to collaborate, try new tools, and come up with ideas. Studies have shown that the gap between what high- and low-income families spend on education enrichment has tripled in the last 40 years. Today, high-income families spend nearly $7 in education enrichment for every $1 low-income families spend. In Pittsburgh, kids might join the growing Maker Movement or pick up some engineering skills while making robots.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” 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.

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(National) Education Politics. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Silence From the Secretary , Despite Major Rules Changes.” Via Politico : “The American Action Forum , a right-leaning public policy group, is recommending that DeVos consider gutting the federal student aid pilot programs created under the Higher Education Act. ” Some of these experimental sites included MOOCs and coding bootcamps. State and Local) Education Politics.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the series I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. So enjoy all this educational doom while you can.). National) Education Politics. ” The Fordham Institute’s Michael Petrelli has declared “ The End of Educational Policy.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

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(National) Education Politics. Various education-related updates – via The New York Times : “How the Republican Tax Plan Uses School Savings to Hurt States.” ” Via Education Week : “Final Tax Bill Keeps Teacher Deduction at $250 , Cuts State and Local Deductions.” More on the Kentucky college in The Chronicle of Higher Education.). State and Local) Education Politics. ” Education in the Courts.

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. In education, the 'customer' is often an online student. This was indeed the case with Jill Watson, a chatbot teaching assistant introduced into a large MOOC by Professor Ashok Goel at Georgia Tech a few years ago (see the video below).

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Education Week : “Reorganization of U.S. Lots of Republicans , Few Democrats,” says Education Week. There’s another story on DeVos and virtual schools down in the “online education” section below.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was on Capitol Hill this week, making the case for her department’s budget. ( State and Local) Education Politics. Education in the Courts. ” asks Education Dive.

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(National) Education Politics. ” Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling.” ” “8 Grad Students Are Arrested Protesting the GOP Tax Bill on Capitol Hill,” The Chronicle of Higher Education’s Adam Harris reported on Tuesday. ” That bill: the move to re-authorize the Higher Education Act. ” asks Education Week’s Market Brief.

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Education Politics. Via Education Week : “ Maine Gov. Paul LePage has called for a review of his state’s groundbreaking 1-to–1 student computing initiative, highlighting the growing pains nagging an educational-technology movement now well into its second decade.” Via Mother Jones : “How the Justice Department Is Trying to Dismantle Georgia ’s Segregated Special-Education System.” ” Education in the Courts.

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

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There were a lot of big questions and a lot of big ideas at #DLNchat on Tuesday, March 27 when special guest Bryan Fendley, Director of Academic Computing at University of Arkansas, Monticello, guided our discussion: How Could Artificial Intelligence Shape the Future of Higher Education? In the case of education, Tom Pantazes thinks we need to strive for including students in algorithm development. Part of this education can be crafted into the curriculum.

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(National) Education Politics. “ Tax bill reflects rift between many Republicans and higher education,” The Washington Post reports. The education reform-minded publication The 74 says that “Educators Warn of ‘Devastating’ Consequences for Charter Schools in New GOP Tax Bill.” ” “Education Dept. Restores Pell Eligibility to Nearly 300,000 Students,” The Chronicle of Higher Education reports. Education.”

Andrew Ng Is Probably Teaching More Students Than Anyone Else on the Planet. (Without a University Involved.)

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One selling point of MOOCs (massive online open courses) has been that students can access courses from the world’s most famous universities. The assumption—especially in the marketing messages from major providers like Coursera and edX—is that the winners of traditional higher education will also end up the winners in the world of online courses. That company—called Deeplearning.ai —is a unique provider of higher education. Education Technology MOOCs Postsecondary Learning

Online Learning's 'Greatest Hits'

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From the very start of digital education, the big question has always been: ”How can students learn effectively, if they’re not face-to-face with their instructors?” Clever techies have stepped up to the challenge with their ingenious gadgets, transforming remote students into tangible beings with a heartbeat, devising uncanny innovations, most now surprisingly part of mainstream education, right on campus. The term MOOC was coined by others in 2008.)

Education Technology and the Power of Platforms

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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.” At the time, I wrote about the importance of APIs; the issues surrounding data security and privacy; the appeal of platforms for users and businesses; and the education and tech companies who were well-positioned (or at least wanting) to become education platforms.

Coursera Co-Founder Andrew Ng Wants to Bring ‘AI to Everyone’ in Latest Course

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In popular culture, artificial intelligence is used to describe anything from product recommendations to self-driving cars and futuristic robotic overlords. The course will cost $49 per month and will be hosted on Coursera, a platform for massive open online courses, or MOOCs, that Ng co-founded in 2012. (He offers through Coursera, which Ng teaches, have had wide appeal on the MOOC website. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

Storms over liberal education: notes on the 2016 AAC&U conference

Bryan Alexander

It was a powerful gathering of campus leaders and practitioners, organized around a common focus on liberal education. I helped start the conference with a half-day workshop on “How Technology Can Enhance Liberal Education: The State of the Art in 2016.” This last point has been a major theme in this quadrant of American higher education as far back as the 1990s. Consensus was: next steps, the future of tech and liberal education.

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. These trends present great risks in a job market that is already polarized and biased toward knowledge work and technology skills, with growing gaps based on educational attainment.

How will we learn languages in the future?

Mark Smithers

Chatting with robots. What if the teachers from the future are robots! When we talk about the future, we often think of robots, and in the case of foreign language learning, this may well become a reality.

Online Classes Get a Missing Piece: Teamwork

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Often in online courses students disappear and drop,” says Barbara Illowsky, dean of basic skills and online educational resources (OER) and a professor of mathematics and statistics at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. “I’m MOOCs get social. Carolyn Rosé, an assistant professor in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, has been exploring ways to add social engagement to MOOCs since 2013.

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Machine Teaching, Machine Learning, and the History of the Future of Public Education

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These are my prepared remarks, delivered on a panel titled “Outsourcing the Classroom to Ed Tech & Machine-learning: Why Parents & Teachers Should Resist” at the Network for Public Education conference in Indianapolis. First, the role that corporations and philanthropists play in shaping education policy is not new. ” Educational films were going to change everything. Educational television was going to change everything.

Peter Thiel May Finally Get His Flying Cars, Thanks to a New Udacity Nanodegree in 2018

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Students who complete this introductory course will be eligible to enroll in the more advanced Self-Driving Car or Robotics nanodegree programs. Thrun claims that “that nearly 60 students [in the former program] have already found new jobs at companies like BMW, Lockheed Martin, NIO, Volvo and Amazon Robotics.” Founded in 2012, Udacity initially sought to work with universities as a provider of massive online open courses (MOOCs).

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds my rage… oh and the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. “Federal Education Spending Bill Would Boost Funding for Title IV , Career-Tech ,” says EdWeek’s Market Brief. State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education.

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*Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. (Oh National) Education Politics. Via Politico : “Employee satisfaction in the department [of Education] ’s main K–12 office dropped markedly this year. State and Local) Education Politics. Immigration and Education.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. King to be the assistant secretary of postsecondary education.” ” (State and Local) Education Politics. ” Immigration and Education. Education in the Courts. Gotta keep hyping that MOOC thing.

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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. Like robots on an automotive assembly line, English AI can work 24 hours a day, doesn’t require benefits and can’t threaten its employer with a strike (yet). We are now living in a world in which robots do many of the jobs we once thought the preserve of humans.

(The Very Last) Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week for the past eight or so years, I have gathered a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this has fed the series of articles I have written each December, analyzing the stories we have been told about the future of education. This is the last Hack Education Weekly News of the year because next week I am publishing a very abbreviated review of 2018, and I won’t need to study in detail what happens each week anymore.

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via NPR : “ Education Department Announces New Rules For Sexual Assault Cases On College Campuses.” There’s more news out of the Department of Education in the accreditation section below.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. “Buckle Up, Betsy DeVos : Democrats Have Won the House ,” Education Week warns. I haven’t included updates to all the education races or education-related races here. State and Local) Education Politics.