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20 Billion PCs Wouldn't Come Close: Why the Human Touch Will Always Be Needed in Instructional Technology
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, The University of Georgia, United States

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In recent years, a number of technology leaders and pundits have offered a remarkable view of the future of computerized machines, including visions of machines that think, feel, have spiritual insights, and interact with humans the way humans interact with each other. This paper explores the merits of these predictions and their implications for the field of instructional design and technology. Some of the known characteristics of the human brain and the operation of neurons are compared and contrasted with present and future computer technology and artificial intelligence. Socially mediated learning and learner motivation are also among the topics addressed. Recommendations are given for best practice in the development of self-directed and distance learning environments.

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Clinton, G. (2004). 20 Billion PCs Wouldn't Come Close: Why the Human Touch Will Always Be Needed in Instructional Technology. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 4135-4140). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 22, 2019 from .

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