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Stephen Downes

Knowledge, Learning, Community

As this story reports, "A group of 16 Cree kids aged 10 to 14 wrote and recorded their own songs thanks to an initiative to use music to promote mental health." This to me is a great example of a use of learning technology; the computers and equipment are used to support participatory and immersive activities. These activities are important to the participants and involve them with the wider community. Eventually, AI will be used to support these sorts of activities (for example, the way it currently helps me despeckle and sometimes sharpen my photographs). It's the opposite of using AI to spoonfeed learning 'content' to kids sitting in rows in a classroom, and it's the right way.

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