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Stephen Downes

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This isn't a bad paper (5 page PDF) and it's worth reading the response to AI from an instructivist perspective. The recommendations to my mind reflect a gradual drift away from hard-line instructivism, tough, recommending such things as shifting "the focus of assignments from the final product to the process of learning", "peer review processes and collaborative projects", and personalized learning paths. These would all have been anathema to a younger Paul Kirschner. What's interesting to me is that the limitations of AI - "GenAI does not have the ability to truly comprehend the meaning behind those words. This means that any responses it generates are likely to be shallow and lacking in depth and insight" - are exactly the same weaknesses of learning based on direct instruction.

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