50 thoughts on “Digital Aristotle: Thoughts on the Future of Education”

  1. And now, seven years later, Khan Academy can take every question you get wrong on the PSAT 10 and give customized SAT prep.

  2. WAIT! I HAVE A QUESTION! When the digital Aristotle eventually teaches at "its own kid's" pace, then some will be faster than others, and there would inevitably arise HUGE social problems because today in normal schools, friends who are smarter still are friends with people who aren't because everyone is basically learning the same thing (these connections would last for their whole lives) ((and are in the same learning place generally)). But wouldn't splitting up the equal kids into groups ranging from "dumb workforce" to "elite" cut them off from everyone else and at worst result in aristocracy and at best bad communication due to bad connections with different "learning classes?"

  3. Instead of having less teachers, I feel teachers should change roles to mentors who support children and guide them especially wrt effective communication and teamwork, and other valuable social skills.

  4. it sounds awesome, but I'm worried about possible manipulation.
    whomever designs these programs/algorithms can easely sneak in political, ideological and/or comercial biases. aspecially subtle exposure over time would be difficult to detect.
    when it comes to sciences and maths I don't see much of a problem, but when learning about historie, culture, social skills, etc. these programs can subtelly manipulate what the user sees to influence them.

    what I also think this kind of eduction will lack is interpersonal skills and (aspscially in younger years) class/group interactions.

    I think there are thinks that need to be studied and looked into extensively before relying on these technologies.

  5. Man…I just graduated from the master of teaching in high schools and this news are grim

  6. Teaching isn’t just about knowledge. Providing a human connection with empathy, encouragement, and a social connection to spur motivation is what separates knowledgeable teachers from great teachers. Artificial intelligence is still a very long way from having the “genuine people personally” that human teachers provide. Instead, this kind of machine learning will augment the ability for teachers to actually teach by allowing them to focus more on those important interpersonal connections.

  7. hmm what about teaching students to be good, critical thinking, virtuous, artful, civil human beings? it's not just learning knowledge or skills, but tools for being human, which may need to be acquired in larger comprehensive, social, and human-centered academic ecosystem. Just because part of our current education system feels inefficient or ineffective doesn't mean we have to replace it wholesale? What if we aim to have better (and more) human teachers/schools in conjunction with excellent, auto-tailoring of online content? Why can't we aim for the best of both worlds? Just wondering, thanks for all the great videos

  8. Schools already have multiple classes for the same grade and subject, sooo just divide the classes by intelligence rather than randomly.

  9. there is a thing to take in consideration, schools have a social component that worths more that the knowledge. ironically it is not applied well but it could be improved as well.

  10. Got super giddy seeing FIRST Robotics in this video. I’ve been a FIRST student for several years and it truly is the future of education. If you don’t know, FIRST is a STEM organization that designs robotic challenges or games each year for thousands of teams across the nation to compete in, like a giant robotic sports championship. Look it up if you can, it has truly changed my life

  11. 1. I think I've read that book, it's the one with mammoths in it right?
    2. maybe teachers will be need to train children to have a good work ethic so they use their digital Aristotle to the full, so teacher may still be needed

  12. If you can find out how everybody learns a effective as possible you could make giant online Classes that have one teacher that theaches probably at the Same Time Kids in Australia and the US

  13. Parents have a role to play, but they are all retarded, busy, and mistaken in the belief that someone else is supposed to raise their kid.

    And yes, you are too optimistic. Most people, and thus most kids, are not curious. They crave food, sex, and entertainment, not knowledge. When you give most people tasks and goals, they refuse to take part. They will just sit there, touching their genitals and shouting, “I’m bungry!”

    They will have invented a word for bored and hungry. The future is Idiocracy, not Bill and Ted.

  14. The thing about becoming civilized adults? Yeah, I think I'm pretty much know everything that you probably need as an adult. I'm in 6th grade and I already know what I want to be (a carpenter) I wish I could just stop learning things like math, english, etc, and just start learning how to live as an adult and how to do taxes and raise a child of my own instead of learning useless facts like the square root of 32 is 5.65685424949. And probably 98% of everything I learn at school is complete bs. Teachers may think, "Oh, but you may want to be a astrophysicist when you grow up." 🤦‍♂️ Wh- why would I want to be a astrophysicist? Exactly, I don't! I've wanted to be a carpenter my whole fucking life!

  15. I totally agree with this at my school we have a couple programs that do this kind of thing but we take a test to see where our skills are and as we learn more stuff, it changes the pace or how many times something gets revised and it works really well.

  16. 5 years passed and teachers still teach English to kids even thought they know it far further then school can explain

  17. I personally would never trade a program for a teacher, because a teacher can empathize and tell stories about stuff that happened to them. I never would’ve like philosophy unless my teacher was the greatest man alive

  18. coming back to this over half a decade later we actually use this system. For my Chem class in my university, we have a program called ALEKS that tests you on certain topics and assesses your weaknesses and strengths and then creates lesson plans tailored to your knowledge. If it can tell that you aren't grasping at certain concepts its changes up the delivery method for information.

  19. So, you would use a neural network to learn for each person (assuming we figure out nothing better), but that would probably crash a lot of servers because of how data-reliant networks are…

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