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Stephen Downes

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I really disagree with the main argument in this post, though I imagine many readers (especially those that are educators) would agree: "Whether it's a project-based learning unit or a class discussion, it is the teacher, as the artist and the problem-solver and curator, who sparks innovation." While this reads as though John Spencer thinks that the AI is incapable, it is also saying the same thing about students. This perspective places most of the agency in the hands of the teacher and almost non in the hands of the student. We did it that way because teachers were scarce. But when we can have individual teachers for each person, we need not depend on the teacher to set a direction. And I think we'll find that individual students - especially with AI support - will be able to cope.

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