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Separate Truth from Hype: Understanding What Technology Can and Cannot Do to Transform Education and Training

October 8, 2020 2:00 pm

Virtual

Join Executive Director Justin Reich on October 8th at 2pm for a 60-minute discussion on the topic of “How to Separate Truth from Hype: Understanding What Technology Can and Cannot Do to Transform Education and Training.” Dr. Reich will:

• Provide a tour of massive open online courses (MOOCs), auto graders, computerized “intelligent tutors,” and other educational technologies whose problems and paradoxes bedevil educators.
• Demonstrate how learning technologies, even those that are free to access, often provide the greatest benefit to affluent students and do little to combat growing inequality in education.
• Describe how institutions and investors often favor programs that scale up quickly, but at the expense of true innovation.
• Highlight the crucial role technology will play in the future of education and the need for new teaching tools, and classroom experimentation.

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Join Executive Director. Justin Reich, Director of the MIT Teaching Systems Lab, for a 60-minute discussion on the latest “supposedly” transformative educational technologies.

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