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Brain data, neurotechnology and education

Ben Williamson Image by Neil Conway The brain sciences are playing an increasingly powerful role in the development of the digital technologies that may augment everyday life in future years. ‘Neurotechnology’ is a broad field of brain-centred technical R&D. It includes … Continue reading

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Artificial intelligence, cognitive systems and biosocial spaces of education

By Ben Williamson Image: telephone cable model of corpus callosum by Brewbooks Recently, new ideas about ‘artificial intelligence’ and ‘cognitive computing systems’ in education have been advanced by major computing and educational businesses. How might these ideas and the technical … Continue reading

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Decoding ClassDojo

Ben Williamson The globally popular classroom behaviour management app ClassDojo is being extended into a tool to support children’s ‘character development’ and ‘growth mindsets.’ ClassDojo illustrates how new educational technologies are simultaneously the product of venture capital investment and new … Continue reading

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Anatomizing the body, emotions and brain of the data-child

Ben Williamson There is currently growing concern about the data mining of children, and particularly with the collection and calculation of children’s educational data through new kinds of learning analytics, real-time assessment and data visualization techniques. These techniques construct the … Continue reading

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Computing brains: neuroscience, machine intelligence and big data in the cognitive classroom

By Ben Williamson The human brain has become a major topic in education. The field of educational neuroscience, or neuroeducation, is flourishing. At the same time, a number of initiatives based in computer science departments and major technology companies are … Continue reading

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