Monday, Oct. 30, 2023, 9:30 – 11 a.m.
Albertsons Library, Room 105
The Social Impacts of Computing group, supported by a grant from the Boise State Humanities and Social Sciences Initiative (also known as HSSI), presents “One hundred (+) years of behaviorist technology in education: where it came from and why it persists” with Leif Nelson from the Office of Information Technology, on Monday, Oct. 30, in Albertsons Library, Room 105.
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Presenter: Leif Nelson, Executive Director of Learning Technology Solutions and Interim Director of Research Computing Services, Office of Information Technology
Abstract: “Behaviorism, as an approach to understanding human activity, has been applied to education, particularly in the form of technological devices, for over one hundred years. Behaviorist technology in education incorporates and advances assumptions about the nature and goals of “”learning.”” This talk explores some of the early influences of scientific measurement–and scientific management– on the field of education as well as contemporary analogues in consumer technology platforms (social media, search engines, etc.) that intend to monitor, manage, and manipulate behavior through mediated systems.”
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For more information about this series, contact Ed Ferrier in the Department of Philosophy at email@example.com.