• Lesson 12 - Emerging Technologies

    • Compulsory Reading

    • Activity (Reflective Thinking, Note Taking and Discussion)

      Using Artificial Intelligence in education

      1. Do you agree with the three minimum requirements for modern AI: large data sets, powerful computing capacity, and powerful algorithms? Are there other possible applications of AI that do not need to meet these three criteria?
      2. Think of areas of teaching and learning that could generate large data sets even in a class of 30?

      Share your reflection in lesson one Forum.

    • Knowledge Check

      Link: Lesson Twelve Quiz

    • Key Takeaways

      Key takeaways from this lesson are:

      • The Gartner’s Hype Cycle is best considered as a way of thinking about emerging technologies, rather than as a factual representation of their development.
      • The Digital Education Strategies’ report suggests a workshop approach to serious games design, in which all the key stakeholders are involved.
      • Serious games are relatively high risk and high return activity for teaching in the digital age. Success in serious games means building on best practices in games design, both within and outside education. This approach helps to share the experiences and costs, between educational institutions and game development teams or organizations.
      • Every aspect of learning or any other feature of intelligence can in principle be so precisely described that a machine can be made to stimulate it. An attempt will be made to find how to make machines use language, form abstractions and concepts, solve kinds of problems now reserved for humans, and improve themselves.
      • We need to consider the general characteristics of new technology is its design and application in education; or how does it perform as an educational medium? Technology has become a big success in the financial sector does not mean that the technology will be successful in education also. The technology may need some modifications to be used in the educational sector.