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Mar 29, 2021

John talks to Dr. Gregg Collins, Chief Learning Scientist at NIIT. A Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from Yale University, Dr. Collins played a key role in the seminal research carried out at the Institute for the Learning Sciences (ILS) at Northwestern University in Chicago. He was a co-founder of Cognitive Arts Corporation, which was incorporated in 1995 to commercialize ILS and has been consistently recognized as a pioneer and leader in the effective use of instructional design and technology to support pedagogy.
This wide-ranging discussion covers the culture in L&D, boring learning and how to avoid it, what LDs can learn from gaming, Curation, AI and troubling news about growth mindset.
02:46 Why does L&D accept criticism so easily?
08:33 How did he get into the learning business?
12:54 E = MC5
21:56 Computer games and learning
26:32 Curation
31:41 A.I. and Learning
40:00 Will A.I. move more quickly in some subjects than others?
43:14 Growth mindset - does it work?
Mentioned in the discussion
Gregg's videos about Narrow vs General AI (start here):
Contact Gregg
Twitter: @NIITMTS
Contact John Helmer
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