“The main purpose of education should be to help people develop fully in society”

In an interview for the Observatory, Xavier Aragay, Director of Reimagine Education Lab, addresses the challenges and obstacles education faces today and the 21 keys to transform education. Asked about leadership, he said “the 20th-century paradigm is that a great leader is the one that makes the change, and this is impossible in the 21st century. Today we need a distributed leadership.”

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Using AI to predict learning outcomes

One essential need for almost every teacher at the beginning of the course is to get to know their students as soon as possible in order to channel pedagogical strategies that will lead to better learning. To address this challenge, Tecnológico de Monterrey professors developed a predictive model based on machine learning that, with the help of artificial intelligence, predicts students’ grades for homework, quizzes, and even partial evaluations.

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New study highlights the benefits and challenges of education technology

The advances in education technology offer the potential to expand the access to quality education, facilitate communication, and bring opportunities to more people, but they also pose challenges because the speed and scale with which ed-tech innovations are being implemented may aggravate existing inequalities.

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