That Watson for OER Pitch Is Classic Information Underload

Saw this today. Watson is going to solve OER!

1000

Wait what? Only a thousand lessons?

Divide that by six grade levels and that’s about 166 lessons per grade. Figure you probably teach 80 lessons a year…

So Watson, with its supposed brain the size of a planet, is going to do what for you exactly? Whittle down 200 lessons to 80?

Not exactly HAL, is it?

We keep doing crap like this, proposing “discovery” solutions to content production problems. To find out why we have to stop focusing on the wrong end of this, read this from me and this from David Wiley.

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