SXSW EDU March Madness of Learning Trends LIVE

In a lively and thought-provoking session at SXSW EDU 2024, Mike Palmer, host of the Trending in Education podcast, and a panel of experts delve into the “Sweet 16” of learning trends for the year. The discussion covered a wide range of topics, from hyper-personalized learning and the role of AI in education to the importance of mental models and the responsibility of being an “accomplice” in driving positive change.

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The panelists, including Melissa Griffith from Kaplan, Beth Rudden from BAST AI, and Dr. Robin Naughton from Queens College, brought unique perspectives and insights to the table. We explore the potential and challenges of AI, highlighting the need for critical thinking, ethical considerations, and a human-centered approach to technology.

One of the key themes that emerged was the importance of empowering learners and educators to engage with AI responsibly and effectively. The panelists emphasized the need for transparency, explainability, and a deep understanding of the models and data that underlie these technologies. We also discussed the role of mental models, biomimicry, and ancestral intelligence in shaping our interactions with AI and fostering a more inclusive and equitable learning environment.

As the session draws to a close, we encourage the audience to stay engaged and informed about the rapidly evolving landscape of learning trends. This officially kicks off our tournament throughout March, allowing listeners to vote on their favorite trends. Visit us at TrendinginEd.com and follow Mike on LinkedIn to track the tournament and stay up-to-date with the latest discussions and insights.