I’m all in favour of making teachers’ lives easier, but automated essay marking is not the answer.Read More
We’ve all made mistakes, such as being a bit too excited about the thought of our colleagues using education technology more. I’ve written about seven of mine that I’m almost too embarrassed to think about. Here’s an index to all of the articles in this series.Read More
Fears about the unintended consequences of the proposed new Ofsted framework — have your say — plus links to other articles about Ofsted-related fears.Read More
This is one of a current spate of books about the in-built bias found in many automated processes.Read More
A comic strip that, for me at least, encapsulates what has befallen the Computing curriculum in England.Read More
There's only so much you can do to prevent things going wrong as far as technology is concerned.Read More
Why should other teachers get their hands on all that lovely ed tech? You can't tell them not to use it, but here are 11 tried and tested ways to make them not really wish to.Read More
Should educational materials be completely free to copy and distribute?Read More
What do trainee teachers or colleagues who are new to education technology need to know?Read More
Science fiction writers would have us believe that intelligent machines will either enslave us or get rid of human beings altogether. But what if they were extremely benign and protective towards us? What could possibly go wrong? This article may be used as the basis for a discussion with your pupils.Read More
VR technology has come of age (more or less) and suggests some exciting possibilities. But how will reportage be affected, and is it wholly a good thing?Read More
People usually have a pretty dim view of how computers will treat us when they finally overtake us in the intelligence stakes. But what if they turn out to be too loving and caring?Read More
Trying to be helpful to pupils while assessing their understanding could actually be counter-productive.Read More
Why a lesson on spreadsheets became the highlight of the kids' day, and a nightmare to haunt me forever.Read More
The sign-up buttons for the Digital Education newsletter have been in place for ages. So why was there a sudden drop in subscriptions?Read More
So I decided to do something about it.
There are technical difficulties associated with the administration of this approach.
I’m reading a short story by Ian Creasey called “The Edge of the Map”. In the world depicted by Creasey, automated cameras called “nanocams” take photos and newspapers (and other media, presumably) source their illustrations from the pool created by them. In other words, there is no need for specialist photographers.
This raises a number of interesting questions.