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Ed3 Weekly Issue #80: Going Next Level
Beyond the chatbot, how AI is expanding (and exposing) schooling
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As NFTs await application beyond digital collectibles, educators grapple with the dual-edged sword of AI: its ability to enhance learning while disrupting traditional school structures.
This week, we explore how advances in AI are prompting a rethinking of our schooling system. With the advent of tools like Khanmigo, we witness a push towards personalized learning experiences that could redefine the teacher's role.
But there's also apprehension. Real concerns about data privacy and the integrity of education arise. As AI tools become embedded in our systems of education, balancing innovation with ethical standards and student rights becomes paramount.
What about educational leadership? This week’s deep dive examines how superintendents considered AI's potential as a 'thought partner', recognizing its limitations in replicating the ethical judgment and creativity that human educators bring to the table.
Enjoy connecting the dots between these technological advances and their profound implications for the future of education.
An overview of AI’s cognitive abilities mapped on Bloom’s Taxonomy
This article is an insightful summary from Ed3 DAO co-founder Vriti Saraf about the CCSS Fall Conference, where superintendents explored AI as a 'thought partner' for the lonely and challenging role of educational leadership. The keynote highlighted AI's proficiency in data retrieval and analysis per Bloom's Taxonomy but its shortcomings in deeper cognitive skills like ethical judgment and original creativity. AI was positioned not just as a productivity tool but as a cognitive collaborator, enhancing decision-making and thinking in education.
The use of AI in education was compared to the calculator's role in mathematics, suggesting that AI will redefine content quality and compel a shift towards more advanced competencies and critical reasoning in learning environments. This mapping exercise not only highlighted AI as an augmentative cognitive partner, clarifying the human-AI collaboration advantage but also provided insights into both the benefits and potential pitfalls of AI's integration in educational settings.
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