The robots are coming to school: Now what?
Wednesday, January 02, 2019
While the iconic HAL 9000 from 2001: A Space Odyssey may not yet be a fixture in our homes, many of us have intelligent assistants, such as Alexa or Google Home, that help us manage our daily lives. And that technology is quickly becoming commonplace in schools, as well. Some argue that intelligent assistants will be one of the most disruptive technologies in the near future.
What impact will these assistants have on education, and what challenges and opportunities do they pose for educators, practitioners, and researchers? As an innovation leader on the “what, why, and how” of robots and learning, these are questions that concern me.