In experiments at six public universities, students assigned randomly to statistics courses that relied heavily on “machine-guided learning” software -- with reduced face time with instructors -- did just as well, in less time, as their counterparts in traditional, instructor-centric versions of the courses. This largely held true regardless of the race, gender, age, enrollment status and family background of the students.Grrr!
I'm no Luddite, though. If machines can do some of what I do better than I can, then it makes sense to use them. I'm confident enough in my own abilities, though, to believe that there will always be a place for someone like me somewhere in the education field.