From Twitter: Testing the algorithm on Google Play

Hipster algorithm? I wasn’t explicitly looking for Ghost in the Shell soundtrack, but the algorithm picked up on “trends” and presented it anyway. As it happened, it was also just the type of music I was looking for!

Another brick in the wall – My part II

Looking back over my blog, Nigel and I had an idea that the anthemic Pink Floyd Song “another brick in the wall part 2” might have relevance to the First Block of Education and Digital Cultures.

On review, I think it probably has more to say about Block 3. Not that I’m trying to shoe-horn this song in to my life stream, but I did grow up with Floyd.

If the metaphor is changed from thinking about student rebelion, to governmental control, as suggested in the blog post by Walter Benjamin it is much easier to look at the issues surrounding algorithms in education. Particularly with relevance to any perception of “loss” of teaching as a human-only skill, in favour of the AI, Microlearning, and adaptive pathways for students.

The sausage machine metaphor could readily sit with xMOOCs too.