Category Archives: education and technology
Today I’m on CNBC for a short discussion on “Artificially Intelligent tutors”. You can watch the minute-and-a-half video here: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000309768 Readers know that automation and artificial intelligence are topics of great interest to me. Watch this space for more.
What can we do with MOOCs in 2014, after that bubble has popped? In “Interactive Online Learning on Campus: Testing MOOCs and Other Platforms in Hybrid Formats in the University System of Maryland” (pdf) Rebecca Griffiths, Matthew Chingos, Christine, and Mulhern Richard … Continue reading
Last fall I participated in an OCLC panel on MOOCs. This week OCLC published an article on that panel in the new issue of their NextSpace journal. The article is called “The hope and hype of MOOCs”, and offers a … Continue reading
How are leading public universities coping with the current higher education crisis? A new Ithaka S+R report by Deanna Marcum, “Technology to the Rescue” (pdf), offers sobering, even grim answers. To begin with, these institutions have hit an economic wall, … Continue reading
How does America’s education system change, if we just passed peak higher ed? One response might be a return to vocational technology curricula. Consider: if the college world is starting to shrink, how will people learn skills for careers? The … Continue reading
The creator of the World Wide Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, one of the giants of our time, just looked back on the Web’s twenty-five years of history and is not entirely pleased. That’s because the Web is built deeply into … Continue reading
What will the increasing automation of jobs mean for education? The concept is pretty well known by now. We assume that automation of job functions will keep increasing, via robotics, software, or both. Automation will replace individual jobs and even … Continue reading