Air Date:
February 24th, 2021
60 Minutes


Philip Horwitz
Philip Horwitz
Chief Technology Officer

Phil joined JBS in 2009 as a software architect. Over time, Phil has founded JBS’s Open Source Practice and its Architecture Group; he is now JBS’s Chief Technology Officer. An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, Phil has designed and developed systems in a variety of areas – defense, healthcare, retail, scientific, finance, and insurance industries to name just a few. He holds both a BS in Computer Science and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia, PA.

Andrew Hampton, PhD
Andrew Hampton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology at Christian Brothers University, and Chair of the IEEE Standards Association Working Group for Adaptive Instruction

Experienced researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. Skilled in Educational Technology, Psycholinguistics, Research Design, Leadership, and Classroom Instruction. Strong research training with an M.S. and Ph.D. focused on Human Factors Psychology from Wright State University, and a Post Doctoral Research Fellowship under Prof. Art Graesser at the University of Memphis.

EdTech Maryland Meetup

Free Virtual Event

Advances in AI techniques have created an opportunity to provide teachers and learners with the tools to move beyond individual mastery.

Join Drew Hampton, educational technology expert, and Phil Horwitz, Chief Architect at JBS Custom Software Solutions, for an exciting session where we share our insights and technology innovation for enhancing digital education in today's turbulent learning environment.

Wholesale shifts to distance learning have highlighted and exacerbated existing deficiencies in our education system to properly instill the habits of mind and discourse necessary for collaborative problem-solving. Learning technologies, in particular, have focused primarily on individual mastery and discrete knowledge components.

Though these have advanced impressively, they fail to leverage or advance the essentially collaborative nature of learning. Advances across a range of artificial intelligence techniques (e.g., natural language processing, adaptive instructional systems, affect detection) have created an opportunity to provide teachers and learners with the tools to move beyond individual mastery and start to establish procedural and interpersonal skills that can form the foundation for a standard of civil discourse.