Our Teaching & Learning Center at Clover Park Technical College has started a #podcast - we have three episodes up and more on the way. If you work in a community or technical college or are just interested in #teaching and #learning, check out Simon Says: Educate!
@nerd That implies a lot more competency on the part of AT&T than I would give them credit for.
This is some of the most intelligent writing on #AI that I have read. The links that Gardner Campbell provides are as important as anything else he has to say. This article also reminds me of how important @Downes has been to my career in teaching and instructional design the OLDaily https://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm is a must read. I can find the interesting stuff without having to wade through the commercial junk! https://campustechnology.com/Articles/2023/05/08/Can-Artificial-Intelligence-Expand-Our-Capacity-for-Human-Learning.aspx?Page=1
@Downes The conferences I have been to have all been about "How to Teach with ChatGPT" and they are all touting the miraculous new world ahead. :-) They never ask "should" we do this. I am more interested in open source systems where there is some transparency about what happens with student data, for instance.
Most of the instructional designers I have run into are just ga-ga for #AI - it is refreshing to see someone actually acknowledge a possible down-side to all of this: https://creativecommons.org/2023/05/04/generative-ai-opportunities-concerns-solutions-from-mozfest-2023/
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@Downes Maybe we can convince all the AI (and crypto bros) to move to Ontario? That has my vote! 🙂
While thinking about Earth Day, consider that "the datasets used to train #AI are increasingly large and take an enormous amount of energy to run. The MIT Technology Review reported that training just one AI model can emit more than 626,00 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent – which is nearly five times the lifetime emissions of an average American car."
Yes! @discoursology is a must follow! Instead of just being against a problem, how do we build an alternative framework that can not only solve the problem but move us forward? I think the answer is in here:
"Rather than rejecting ...(#edtech) as too environmentally damaging to use, it draws on critical utopian approaches, feminist science fiction and conservation projects to suggest ‘rewilding’ as a frame for designing and using edtech..." https://www.oneducation.net/no-12_december-2021/rewilding-technology/ #highered
The willy-nilly embracing of #AI in education and #ChatGPT in particular has got me thinking again about the importance of rubrics for the evaluation of education technology. I think we are at a place where all of the efforts that have gone into the vetting of education technology are more important than ever.
I am in the Hypothesis Academy which is a group of educators getting together to learn how to create assignments using the social annotation tool Hypothesis which I think is a fantastic tool. It is the answer to the question "How do you make a textbook go from a static object to an interactive experience?" And it is the opposite of artificial intelligence! https://web.hypothes.is/