Posts tagged "education"

Seeking Feedback: Questions to Critically Examine Our Technology Use

The principles of minimal computing encourage us to carefully consider our technology choices and usage. Minimal computing advocates doing the most with the least, prioritizing sustainability, equity, and empowerment. To put these principles into practice, I’ve drafted some questions to critically examine our own technology use. I would greatly appreciate any feedback on these questions…

The Dangers of Unchecked Algorithms – A Review of Weapons of Math Destruction

In her insightful book Weapons of Math Destruction, mathematician and data scientist Cathy O’Neil exposes how algorithms and big data can perpetuate inequality and erode democracy. As algorithms increasingly run our lives, this is an important book for understanding their unintended consequences. Weapons of Math Destruction explores how algorithms are being used to make important…

The Allure and Risks of New Edtech

Educational technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, bringing exciting new possibilities into the classroom. Chatbots, virtual reality, and AI-powered tutors promise to revolutionize learning. But, in our eagerness to embrace the latest innovations, are we approaching them with a critical eye? As educators, we must carefully consider not only what we could do…

Integrating AI in K-12 Education: Navigating Ongoing Debate

As artificial intelligence (AI) progressively makes its way into the classroom, finding the right equilibrium will be crucial. The topic of implementing artificial intelligence (AI) in K–12 education is a multifaceted issue that continues to provoke ongoing debate. While AI technologies present exciting possibilities for improving learning, concerns about the moral implications, student privacy, and…

Education’s Essential Role in the AI Revolution

The urgency to balance the potential of AI with its inherent risks is evident. Together with Laura Hilliger and Thomas Salmon, I was asked to provide feedback on an AI positioning paper that will be presented at the 18th annual Internet Governance Forum of the United Nations in October 2023. The position statement is titled “Higher education’s…

How Will AI Impact the Job of Educators?

With the advancement of technology, AI has become an integral part of our daily lives. From Siri and Alexa to chatbots and AI-driven machines, we are surrounded by intelligent machines. While AI has brought about significant changes in various fields, it is also expected to impact the job of teachers. I wrote a bit about…

Rethinking Academic Rigor in the Higher Education Classroom

Academic rigor is an ongoing process of setting conditions to promote learning. It is associated with desirable difficulties, cognitive effort, and time dedicated to academic tasks. Academic rigor fosters student learning, which is the main purpose of higher education. Academic rigor in higher education can help students develop their learning skills, and better prepare them for…