Again: don’t just put technology in schools and hope for the best (Best Evidence in Brief)

There is a new Best Evidence in Brief and while the insights in this study aren’t new at all, it’s worth repeating again and again and again and again and… A report published by the Nuffield Foundation in the UK finds that computer use in schools does not on its own boost students’ digital literacy or prepare… Read More Again: don’t just put technology in schools and hope for the best (Best Evidence in Brief)

Interesting but with mixed feelings: your brain activity can be used to measure how well you understand a concept

Imagine students having to wear a brain reading device so teachers can tell if they have understood what they need to know. Possible benefits: no tests needed anymore? a real possibility to measure effectiveness But at the same time… it does sound as an episode of Black Mirror, or just a plan in China. Bring… Read More Interesting but with mixed feelings: your brain activity can be used to measure how well you understand a concept

An interesting use of artificial intelligence in education: to catch the cheats

Lately I have been involved in different discussions about Artificial Intelligence in education behind the screens. To paraphrase Larry Cuban: the claims made about AI are often oversold, with simple algorithms without any element of machine learning being labeled AI. E.g. together with some other scientists I’m still waiting for any solid evidence of a… Read More An interesting use of artificial intelligence in education: to catch the cheats