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Your Next Teacher Could Be a Robot
* Thomas Frey of the DaVinci Institute predicts that, within 14 years, learning from robots will be commonplace.
* Online learning could provide low cost, tailor-made educational resources to any student with internet access.
...“I’ve been predicting that by 2030 the largest company on the internet is going to be an education-based company that we haven’t heard of yet,” Frey said in the interview.
...If Frey is correct about the future of online education, it could propel many to levels of education they could not otherwise achieve. Students around the world have limited access to public education, quality one-on-one help from a teacher, and advancement beyond their assigned grade or classes. However, many of these students are gaining access to computers and the internet. A vastly improved online education system could provide the opportunity and resources underprivileged students need to fulfill their educational aspirations.
So, while robot teachers might sound a little scary for some, they could allow for more affordable and accessible education around the world. No longer would students have to live in districts with certain levels of wealth just to receive decent education. No longer would students be constantly overwhelmed or, conversely, bored by lessons that advance too quickly or too slowly. Perhaps, instead of taking our children’s jobs, robots could prepare them for a career they would love.
... if a person is unmotivated to learn or educate themselves, the greatest teaching technology won't do a damn thing.
"You can't lead a horse to water if it doesn't want to drink."