On the blended classroom, coaching, and cyborgs

I like the term natural, as in “he has a natural swing’ meaning it isn’t coached. Of course, some of the most fluid, natural looking swings are very coached. There is a problem, though, with too much coaching, particularly computerized coaching. I think it’s most obvious in sports but the principle applies to everything. The more the human element is taken out of something, the less people care about it. If a computer instantly tells you how to do something in an optimal way, does that make you any less human and more cyborg?

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