Category Archives: AI

Virtual TA: Online Student Success and Retention Issues

Here are a few articles for our bot project: “Issues of isolation, disconnectedness, and technological problems may be factors that influence a student to leave a course.” http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/sites/default/files/v8n4_willging_2.pdf “The authors point out that pedagogy and support structures must be enhanced … Continue reading

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Being Sentient Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry

I am¬†reading the Stanford Report on AI. This statement from the report brought back on all the things I had read about AI growing up:¬†“Contrary to the more fantastic predictions for AI in the popular press, the Study Panel found … Continue reading

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Connectivism, Neuroscience, and Education

I have never been comfortable with proclamations by educators or scientists (and yes, there is a difference) about how the brain works. The logical fallacy goes something like this: “we have isolated a mechanism in the brain, learning takes place … Continue reading

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