Author: anderhaff

  • The 85% Rule for Learning

    > Learning, it seems, is optimized for both humans and machines when we succeed around 85% of the time. [source](

  • The Thing From The Future

    > The object of the game is to come up with the most entertaining and thought-provoking descriptions of hypothetical objects from different near-, medium-, and long-term futures. Each round, players collectively generate a creative prompt by playing a card game. This prompt outlines the kind of future that the thing-to-be-imagined comes from, specifies what part […]

  • AI Essays and AI Feedback

    > as educators, if we are setting students assignments that can be answered by AI Transformers, are we really helping students learn? There are many better ways to assess for learning: constructive feedback, peer assessment, teachback. If Transformer AI systems have a lasting influence on education, maybe that will come from educators and policy makers […]

  • Text Inflator

    > It is 5 AM and you have a paper due in 3 hours. After staying up all night, you have only managed to type up 5 pages of the 8 page requirement, and you are beginning to run out of ideas. Never fear, Text Inflator is here to save your sanity. > > Paste […]

  • Training students to hide

    > Some researchers have found that because people express themselves through tens or hundreds of subtle and complex facial expressions, bodily gestures or physiological signals, categorizing their state with a single label is an ill-suited approach. Other research indicates that people communicate emotions such as anger, fear and surprise in ways that vary across cultures […]

  • Virtual Proctoring

    > This interactive is intended to show how technology can mistake seemingly normal student behavior as reprehensible. [source](

  • Twitter!

    > Looks like around one third of my feed is tweets from friends, and two thirds are from strangers and ads. [source](

  • What feels like learning

    > real learning is hard work and it often doesn’t feel good. [source](

  • Hope is Work

    > Our refusals can be small. Our actions might seem insignificant. But do not despair. We aren’t alone in this — resistance is part of our legacy. We can make it our future. We can hope. [source](

  • Measurement is not understanding

    > The McNamara Fallacy isn’t just a problem for military strategists. It looms over any field of human activity in which people are tempted by the apparent ease of management by the numbers. In our time, digital technology is the greatest source of this temptation. With skills of misdirection worthy of a practiced magician, digital […]