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The Algorithmic Future of Education

The Algorithmic Future of Education

Keynote from NWeLearn 2015

Audrey Watters

October 22, 2015
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  1. The Algorithmic Future
    of Education
    Audrey Watters
    NWeLearn 2015
    @audreywatters

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  2. I. Austerity

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  3. I. Austerity
    II. Automation

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  4. I. Austerity
    II. Automation
    III. Algorithms

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  5. “We are all auto-colonialized by the austerity”
    — Bruce Sterling

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  6. “The computer is now used to reinforce School’s ways” —
    Seymour Papert

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  7. “We can reverse engineer the human brain”
    — Sebastian Thrun

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  8. “Think of it as a friendly robot-tutor in the sky”
    — Jose Ferreira

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  9. “… a robot tutor that can semi read your mind”
    — Jose Ferreira

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  10. “There must be an ‘industrial revolution’ in education”
    — Sidney Pressey

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  11. “The effect on each student is … like a private tutor”
    — B. F. Skinner

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  12. “The average student under tutoring was about 2 standard
    deviations above…” — Benjamin Bloom

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  13. “One can predict that in a few more years millions of school children will
    have access to what Philip of Macedon's son Alexander enjoyed as a
    royal prerogative: the personal services of a tutor as well-informed and
    responsive as Aristotle.” — Patrick Suppes

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  14. “Essentially these were automated flash cards…”
    — Mark Urban-Lurain

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  15. “[Intelligent tutoring systems] are not well grounded in a model
    of learning” — Ronni Rosenberg

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  16. “Most of what computer assisted instructional systems can evaluate are
    student computational skills, which are exactly the kinds of things that
    computers are much better at doing than human beings” — Justin Reich

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  17. “The computer programming the child”
    — Seymour Papert

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  18. “A black box society”
    — Frank Pasquale

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  19. “The computer programming the child”
    — Seymour Papert

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