In your opinion, is the human being first and foremost rational? This is a big question that can give rise to endless philosophical debates. But from the strict point of view of the sciences that study how our box of thoughts works, we have a good idea of the answer... even if we still have a lot to learn about this fascinating organ that is our brain.
A sub-domain of machine learning – itself a sub-domain of AI – deep learning is also its most advanced form. It allows Big Data to be processed using artificial neural networks inspired by the neural network of the human brain.
We may all "know" what humour is, but when we look at it more seriously, we realize that it is far from simple. Its mechanics, unlike that of laughter, can be challenging to dismantle from a scientific point of view.
"You [a disciple], shall I teach you about knowledge? What you know, you know, what you don't know, you don't know. This is true wisdom." Some 500 years B.C., Confucius understood the central importance of metacognition to any learning path.
Most of us have experienced all four modes of learning in our lives. Our ability or preference for one of them may depend on our personal disposition, the accessibility or organization of these modes of learning, or the type of learning involved
Thomas Bernhard once said, "Whoever can't laugh doesn't deserve to be taken seriously," a thought that would benefit from being given more consideration in teaching, even though humour has not yet received the attention it deserves.
In a workplace where routine tasks are increasingly performed by machines equipped with artificial intelligence (AI), the skills most valued by human beings are those that allow them to perform tasks for which the solution is not known in advance.
Although we often manage to pretend it doesn't exist, uncertainty is an integral part of our lives. With the collective crisis we are experiencing at the moment, it is even more apparent, and in the education community, this is true for learners and teachers alike.
Online training, distance learning, open distance learning, digital learning, MOOC... are some of these terms one and the same? Is one the modern version of the other? Are we dealing with entirely different modalities of learning?
In its Innovative Learning Environments project, the OECD has identified seven principles that should be integrated into any learning environment to ensure that it is truly effective and relevant to the needs of 21st-century learners.