Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Will Computers Ever Replace Teachers? : The New Yorker

Lots left to learn

"This presents an odd conundrum. In the forty years since PLATO, educational technologists have made progress in teaching parts of the curriculum that can be most easily reduced to routines, but we have made very little progress in expanding the range of what these programs can do. During those same forty years, in nearly every other sector of society, computers have reduced the necessity of performing tasks that can be reduced to a routine. Computers, therefore, are best at assessing human performance in the sorts of tasks in which humans have already been replaced by computers."
Will Computers Ever Replace Teachers? : The New Yorker
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