Is this what the future of teaching and learning will look like?

And if so, are you inspired or disturbed by it? And why?

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  1. Jason May
    Posted September 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    The video makes it look like the product is targeted at high-school students. But from the company’s web site (http://empoweredu.com/) it’s clear that their target market is colleges.

    I find the suggestion disturbing that our teenagers might spend *all* their time (that’s the implication of the video) staring at screens for the entirety of their education. At the college level I’m not so bothered by it – but I don’t think we’ll see that future either.

    Anyway, the company was bought by Qualcomm 2 months ago. Big-company acquisitions generally mean that the product will die a quiet death.

  2. Valentina
    Posted November 3, 2014 at 3:40 am | Permalink

    Honestly, I fail to see the differences with the existing school system, except that everyone is using tablets and smartphones instead of books and school registers.

    Do we really need a specific software to create “needs based grouping”? And to tell us whether a topic has “real-world relevance”?

    This is just a tool, and whether it is used to promote independent, personalised learning or strict top-bottom control – as the video creepily suggests towards the end – is up to user.

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