Presentation of the issue of education | MIT Technology Review
—Mat Honan, Editor
Welcome to the education issue, our latest print magazine. It’s becoming increasingly clear that we’re in an entirely new place when it comes to the use of AI in education, and what that’s going to mean is far from clear. The world has changed, and there is no turning back.
Technologies like ChatGPT, OpenAI’s massively mind-blowing generative AI software, will have all sorts of truly useful and transformative applications in the classroom. Yes, they will certainly also be used to cheat. But banishing these types of technologies from the classroom, rather than trying to exploit them, is short-sighted.
These are just a few of the things we had in mind when we started preparing the latest print issue of MIT Technology Review: looking to the future of education and the role technology will play for the shape.
Here is just a selection of the great stories you can expect to read:
+ Why the narrative around students using ChatGPT to cheat on their homework doesn’t tell the whole story.
+ What it’s like to write a history from keyboards, typewriters to iPhones.
+ How AI is being used to help deepen our analysis and understanding of age-old texts, transforming humanities research.
+ Why just learning to code isn’t enough to thrive in the digital economy.
+ A high school student’s perspective on why banning ChatGPT from the classroom would do more harm than good.
+ Inside the challenges of teaching children who switch between books and screens.
+ Why teachers in Denmark use apps to check their students’ mood.
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