Teaching by machine learning

Certainly teaching in a school where everything is recorded and deposited into a computer is pretty creepy. But is “hyper-personalized” instruction, driven by massive amounts of data and delivered by screen, really the future of learning? Or is it just the future for kids whose districts have the money to buy into this kind of marketing?

Source: Assorted Stuff : Teaching by Algorithm

I’ve noticed a problem with current algorithms being used by companies like Google and Facebook. The algorithms pick articles that they think are interesting to me, and when I read them, the algorithms pick more articles about the same topic. In the end, I’m in a huge echo chamber. These personalization algorithms aren’t smart enough yet to find topics that I may be interested in.

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