Lewis Johnson

May 19, 2022
Assessing Employee Skills: Socratic Learning for the 21st Century

In the days of Socrates and Plato, tutors taught their students by systematically asking them probing questions. According to Plato, the instructor should feign ignorance of the subject, to elicit...

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May 9, 2022
Job Skills in a Fraction of the Time: How Alelo is Making it a Reality

Imagine if people could learn new skills in one fifth or even one-tenth the time of classroom instruction. Lack of training would essentially cease to become a barrier to employment....

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April 27, 2022
Why Conversational AI Beats VR for Rapid Skilling

What is the most effective way to prepare for a new job? This is a critical question for employers who are inducting new employees and want them to be ready...

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January 11, 2021
Rapid Reskilling Part III: AI-Based Practice and Assessment

In previous blogs, we discussed the need to prepare workers for the post-COVID economy, and presented our Spiral-Stair-Case model for rapid reskilling. This blog describes how Alelo’s Enskill® technology supports...

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January 4, 2021
Rapid Reskilling II: The Spiral-Stair-Case Model

In our last blog post on rapid reskilling, we argued that a radical rethink of training is called for, to help workers quickly transition into new occupations. In this post,...

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December 28, 2020
Rapid Reskilling Part I: Time for a Radical Rethink of Training

The year 2021 will be focused on recovery—overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic and rebuilding the economy. This new economy will look very different from the one that existed prior to the...

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November 24, 2020
The Ethics of AI-Assisted Learning

During the first week of November 2020, I participated in the Global Summit on the Ethics of AI in Education. Leaders in the field of artificial intelligence in education (AIED)...

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August 4, 2020
How AI Avatars Can Help Make Workplaces More Inclusive

The Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the economic inequities highlighted by COVID-19, have brought renewed attention to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Yet although studies show that...

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July 28, 2020
How AI Can Support Rapid Reskilling Under COVID-19

The skills gap – the mismatch between the skills that employers need and the skills that employees have – costs companies nearly $1 million annually. In 2018, Deloitte projected that the skills gap...

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July 21, 2020
Panel on COVID-19 and the Future of AI in Education and Training at AIED 2020

On July 8, 2020, a panel of experts in artificial intelligence in education discussed the challenges that educators and learners are facing due to COVID-19, and how artificial intelligence (AI)...

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