elearnspace › Adios Ed Tech. Hola something else.

I’m not sure why George Siemens having evolving interests somehow necessitates an attack on the whole field he’d happily been part of up to that point, but hey.

Emerging technology today departs from my previous vision of improving the human condition. Through AI/Machine Learning, we are constantly hearing that technology is becoming more human and becoming more capable of judgements that we once thought were our domain. In education though, the opposite is happening: educational technology is not becoming more human; it is making the human a technology. Instead of improving teaching and learning, today’s technology re-writes teaching and learning to function according to a very narrow spectrum of single, de-contextualized skills.