Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in Education

Talk presented at The University of Edinburgh

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Audrey Watters

March 30, 2017
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  1. Driverless Ed-Tech: The History of the Future of Automation in

    Education Audrey Watters The University of Edinburgh — March 2017
  2. massively open online futures

  3. this is not a self-driving car

  4. learning as an engineering problem

  5. MOOCs and learners’ “driving” data

  6. Engineered, not autonomous

  7. What if I told you the technology actually sucks?

  8. People who drive luxury cars replace workers with robots

  9. Computers are cheaper for whom?

  10. Precarious labor and “the sharing economy”

  11. Robots “make great university professors” — R.U.R. (1920)

  12. “Uber for Education”

  13. “I hope you don’t have friends who recommend Ayn Rand

    to you” — Flannery O’Connor (1960)
  14. Individualism and (American) car culture

  15. The car as “personalization”

  16. Other directions for this talk…

  17. The driverless school

  18. “Roaming autodidacts” — Tressie McMillan Cottom

  19. “The Wal-Mart of higher education”

  20. A century of teaching machines

  21. Driverlessness — more algorithms, fewer roads, less freedom