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On CNBC today: a quick discussion about the future of tech and education

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.

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Technology, education, and me

Benjamin Luce interviewed me on technology and education.  He took an unusual track, asking me about my life and how I got into this field. It was a fun discussion, although behind a paywall.

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One scenario for scholarly research

Here’s me talking about one possible way we can do scholarly research online. (larger size here) It’s only a couple of minutes, so let me add a few thoughts: I’m talking about an individual faculty member or two.  It’s not … Continue reading

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The power of convenience

Make magazine cites me in a recent newsletter.  They liked one of my lesser-developed arguments: “We should never underestimate the power of convenience,” Alexander said. “Wearable computing can make things easier for users, and that’s enough to drive adoption.” True … Continue reading

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A conversation about the present and future at CNI

Last month I had the great pleasure of opening the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI)’s spring meeting with that group’s leader, Cliff Lynch. We did a kind of co-plenary, a public conversation without PowerPoint or notes. CNI kindly recorded then shared … Continue reading

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Thinking about wearable technology and education

How can wearable computing shape teaching and learning? ELI‘s Veronica Diaz and I think it through. Thanks to Gerry Bayne for editing and sharing.

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Thoughts on the future of MOOCs

EDUCAUSE posted a short interview with me on the Future of MOOCs.  I sketch out three possible ways MOOCs could transform higher education.

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