Technologly, AI, and student engagement

Discussion in 'General Education' started by Backroads, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. Backroads

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    Dec 2, 2018

    I am unable to find again the link, but today on Facebook I found an engaging conversation regarding some company's classroom artificial intelligence, technology that tracks just how engaged a student is so a teacher can respond appropriately.

    While I think student engagement is good and such technology can likely be used well in the right hands, I also had visions of kids and teachers bursting into tears over the stress of being kept at "optimal" engagement for long periods of time.

    I believe engagement can waver. While it's certainly good to keep up for a lesson's time, I also can't help but wonder if this is a sign of us becoming a little too obsessed with buzzwords like "engagement".

    My further thought was this would be all well and good to see who was sufficiently focused, but how to fix it? I already think technology has impacted attention spans... is more technology going to magically fix that?

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