OUCH! What the hell was that kid doing?
Have you ever wondered how you could track your student’s engagement? Well look no further than France. Apparently there is a business school there that is doing just that. Now before you imagine a classroom filled with cameras pointed right at students in a lecture hall, think again. Apparently this is a business school called Nestor in France that is offering online classes.
I saw this in an article from The Verge where it is stated that they are using AI to monitor when students are engaged and distracted. If a student is distracted a robot does not reach through the screen to slap the day dreaming student (though that would be crazy). Instead it lets students (and teachers I suppose) of if the student is engaged or not.
I wonder how this handles students who are pondering new concepts – would it count those students as engaged or not? The article doesn’t say nor does it mention much about the data it collects.
At any rate, it sounds like a good idea, but the more I think about it, the more I am not sure how this will work.
What do you think?
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3) iPhone app of the week “Sketch Nation Studio”
4) Patrick’s post “Cyber Awareness”
5) Acceptable use policies for a 1:1 environment
6) Omar’s post “Virgina wants kids to learn online”