Opinion or editorial blog entries from members and other scholars

Opinion or editorial blog entries from members and other scholars

The teacher as social media celebrity … the downsides of being ‘edu-famous’?

Neil Selwyn comments on the growing prominence of teachers achieving social media 'celebrity' status ... 

Google’s TensorFlow and the “democratization” of artificial intelligence: what does it mean for education?

By Carlo Perrotta Featured image by Daniel Friedman This post is part of a series on machine learning (applied AI) in education. The previous posts are...

The future of EdTech in schools … just look at what they are doing...

2018 saw regular news reports of what were presented as clever, crazy and/or creepy tech developments in Chinese schools. In this opinion piece, Neil Selwyn argues that we shouldn't be fooled into thinking that these types of technology are unique to China. Instead, we need to ask why we are not seeing the same sort of media interest being shown about similar practices in the West.

EdTech Within Limits …. toward the sustainable use of digital technology in education

The ways in which digital technologies are now produced, consumed and discarded is of growing environmental concern. As such, the escalating use of digital...

Netflix and high school algebra: a short story about methodological domination

By Carlo Perrotta Featured image by Daniel Friedman This post is part of a series on artificial intelligence and computational methods in education. The first post...

Notes for a critical analysis of Machine Learning in education

By Carlo Perrotta Featured image by Daniel Friedman Part 1 Artificial Intelligence is without doubt a topic deserving serious consideration and scholarly attention, but its impact on...

Google and education: a critical perspective

by Edwin Creely Monash University   I recently heard a keynote address in Washington, DC by Jaime Casap of Google Education. To a packed audience, the self-described...

Any teacher who can be replaced by a machine should be …

by Neil Selwyn   “Any teacher who can be replaced by a machine should be”   (Arthur C. Clarke)   The science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke memorably stated...

What makes for ineffective feedback?

The literature is filled with claims about what makes for effective feedback, for example, feedback that focuses on student self-regulation; feedback designs that require students to act on the comments they receive; and feedback that is timed so students can act on it. But what about what makes for ineffective feedback?

Exploring the social and ethical implications of using autonomous robots in the classroom

As educational researchers, we ought to take seriously growing concerns about the deployment of autonomous robots into public spaces, focusing on their effects on the school as a social institution.