Online Learning Update

September 5, 2019

The Prevalence of Algortihms in Education

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

Matthew Lynch, Tech Edvocate

There’s an old rhetorical question that asks, “If you could keep only the alphabet or numbers, which would you choose and why?” The answer is numbers, of course, because in addition to describing quantities, numbers can do double duty as language. In fact, numbers have already become the language of education, in the form of algorithms. Long thought by many high school students to be a suspicious word, algorithms are a simple term for the steps taken in solving a problem. Algorithms are the efficiency experts in getting things done, especially when it comes to computers, and education relies on efficient systems.

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