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Emily Prokop is the host of the short history podcast, The Story Behind, which she turned into a book in October 2018.
She is also the host of Hate to Weight, which chronicles her and her co-host's weight loss journey.
She has been a podcaster since 2015, but die-hard podcast fan since 2012. She also edits podcasts full-time.
She studied journalism in college and went on to work in newspapers, magazines, and puzzle book publishing before finding her love of podcasts and podcasting.
She listens to podcasts whenever she can, and purposely takes long drives through her lovely state of Connecticut to enjoy them.
Bot for Teacher looks at the growing trend of computerized learning for children, as opposed to teachers in classrooms. It explores the technology that makes this a possibility for a few communities, as well as the impact it has on children.
One of the perks of computerized learning is how it can adapt to each individual child and their learning styles. The algorithms being programmed and tested can see right away where a child needs more help. It can also pull children out of lessons when it "senses" frustration or the need for a break.
Although that may sound like a near-perfect system, the host Rose talks to individuals who see a downside with these computerized learning systems that have begun to spring up. Critics worry that computerized learning for children takes out the social aspect that traditional schooling offers. One other criticism of computerized learning is the question of who its main target audience is.
There are a lot of theories as to what this could mean for the future of schooling. It's no surprise that computers and technology are being used more and more in classrooms. Computerised learning is also being used in higher education settings, such as bots who have been programmed to act as teachers' assistants.
This episode of Flash Forward was featured in Podcast Brunch Club's November Playlist, which was all about Artificial Intelligence.