AR Platform Demonstrating the Detrimental Effects of Online Bullying
Grey New York and Stomp Out Bullying, with clinical psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, have created an artificial intelligence platform called “Emma” that shows how teenage brains are detrimentally affected by online bullying. A short video shows what happens to “Emma” as she’s subjected to a plethora of hateful comments. Created based on clinical studies, “Emma” is designed to understand language and intent in each of the comments. She then associates the level of toxicity based on a scale, with toxic comments sparking a systemic effect in the platform’s architecture based on real scientific data—for example, the effects of the comments on her memory and temperature. The system is designed to simulate the emotional, physical, and psychological effects as a teenager’s brain does when the person is being bullied. The platform is designed for use by teachers, parents, and teenagers.
To address concerns about quality and improve online learning, the Virtual Learning Leadership and AllianceQuality Matters recently released revised standards for virtual education—one set each for online teaching, online programs, and online courses. The revised standards are the first update since 2011.
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