Daniel Araya: Education and Underemployment in the Age of Machine Intelligence

Daniel Araya

Daniel Araya

Education and Underemployment in the Age of Machine Intelligence

What is the root cause of persistent underemployment in the United States today? The short answer is technology.

Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on Daniel Araya: Education and Underemployment in the Age of Machine Intelligence
Jan 12

Yoda: Internet Sucks 1 – Zuckerberg’s Deeply Flawed Idea for Automated Teaching

yoda with light saberMark Zuckerberg’s Automated Teaching Idea Is Deeply Flawed

By and 12/12/15 at 3:59 PM

EXTRACT

Although the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Personalized Learning Platform is not part of Facebook, the underlying principles are the same: human work is replaced by technology, as algorithms provide users with content based on an analysis of their past behavior and demonstrated interests.   . . .   Zuckerberg’s idea of personalized learning has three major flaws.

Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on Yoda: Internet Sucks 1 – Zuckerberg’s Deeply Flawed Idea for Automated Teaching
Dec 13

Yoda: Internet Sucks 5: Educational Apps Are Shit…

yoda with light saberThe Top 50 Educational Apps Are Mostly All Stuck In The Stone Age

EXTRACT

And perhaps this lack of educational benchmarks explains why, overwhelmingly, most of the apps are basically just animated interactive quizzes. The study found that 71% “contained at least one activity that we classified as a puzzle, game, or quiz. These were activities which had right and wrong answers, rather than open-ended designs.” 92% “contained some form of animation.” 45% included “interactive ‘hotspots,’ or sections of the screen that more and/or make noise when touched in ways that are not central to the game or story.”

Read the rest of this entry »

Comments Off on Yoda: Internet Sucks 5: Educational Apps Are Shit…
Dec 13