Technology Should Replace Basic Teaching Tasks, a New Paper Says

Posted: 20/12/2016 by broadyesl in higher education, professors, teaching strategies, Uncategorized

Find the piece here:  http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2016/12/teaching_in_the_machine_age.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-LI&utm_content=buffer74987&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Excerpt:

Will machines replace teachers one day?

Probably not, despite some fears that it might—but technology can help enhance and supplement the teaching profession, writes Thomas Arnett, the senior research fellow for the Christensen Institute, a nonpartisan think tank that focuses on innovation, in a new white paper.

“I think we’re still a few years away from fully realizing the potential of what technology can do for teachers, and there’s still a lot of innovation to happen to get us there,” Arnett said in an interview with Education Week Teacher.

But soon—possibly within the next five to 10 years—most schools will have the capability to offload basic instruction and planning onto machines, he said. Computers can gather and analyze student data, freeing up teachers to focus on the high-end impact of teaching “that can’t be substituted,” Arnett said.

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