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10 Key Technological Developments Accelerating and Changing Teaching, Learning, Assessment, Student Support and Research
One key development in higher education in 2023 was the realization that technologies such as AI and XR immersive experiences can have a major impact on teaching and learning.
Artificial Intelligence: Nine Major Possibilities for Teaching and Learning
There are many claims being made that AI will “transform” education, both at the level of compulsory schooling and in higher education.
AI Tutor Pro - The Learn Anything Anywhere Tool
The idea behind this free-to-use tool is that students can both grow and test their knowledge and understanding of any subject at any time and get instant feedback.
How To Ethically Leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Your Academic Research as an Undergraduate or Graduate Student
We can have our own digital assistants, but to be effective, we need different tools for different tasks.
Background on AI in Higher Education
Information and context on AI’s impact in the field of higher education.
AI in Education - Three Things to Stop, Improve and Start
Stop, Improve, Start is a six-part series that looks at current trends and research to help faculty, instructors, and education and training providers meet the evolving needs of students. Three Things About AI in Education is the first instalment in the series.
Ten Facts About ChatGPT
ChatGPT is a revolutionary AI-enabled chatbot that provides long-form answers to complex questions. Trained to learn what humans mean when they ask a question, ChatGPT may be the most impactful tool since the modern search engine.
AI In Higher Education Reminds Us of the Borg Catchphrase from Star Trek: “Resistance Is Futile”
For those who aren’t familiar with the popular sci-fi series Star Trek, the Borg are a group of cyborgs who aim to achieve perfection through the assimilation of the technologies and knowledge.
Dr. Tony Bates - What are the Myths, Realities and Opportunities of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Learning Analytics?
In this webinar recording, Tony Bates (one of the world-leading authorities on open and distance learning) shares his thoughts about these developments.
ChatGPT: Threat or Menace?
Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT is causing a stir in schools, colleges, and universities. Some banned it, seeing it as a threat to academic integrity and an "engine" for academic misconduct.
Learning Experiences, Course Creation and Learner Support
AI used to support teaching and learning.
Five Ways Faculty Can Help Students Use ChatGPT Productively
Facing a morning deadline with an assignment not yet started, a student pastes the assignment question into ChatGPT and asks the tool to generate a 1,200 word essay.
Five Steps to Leverage ChatGPT in Your Teaching
To help you better understand this new tool and how it can be used, here are five steps you can take to become more familiar with ChatGPT.
How ChatGPT Can Help Foster Purposeful Learning
As educators, we seek to engage students in ways that help them find purpose and meaning in their work. ChatGPT can help us support their learning if we use it creatively.
Is ChatGPT Triggering a New or Transformed Pedagogy?
ChatGPT3 was launched in November 2022 and has sparked a huge amount of investigation and conversation about its potential role in education. From our vantage point of March 2023, what might the impacts on pedagogy be?
Dr. Stephen Murgatroyd - How to Use Chatbots and Intelligent Systems to Provide 24/7 Tutoring to Students
As instructors shift from a content-focused learning model to one which is more engaging to students, students have more questions and require more support.
Artificial Intelligence Applications in Distance Education
Though educational methods such as distance and e-learning have addressed our modern, knowledge-based society's requirement for innovation approaches to performing educational activities, room for improvement still exists.
Content Creation Using AI: How AI Can Be Used to Build Courses and Learning Experiences
A team in the US used ChatGPT to create a 19-module, 36-hour long micro-credential in less than 20 hours. heir second course took half the time and the third half again.
A Snapshot of AI Tools to Create and Curate Content in Higher Education
ChatGPT caused a stir on its release in that it seemed to have the ability to write meaningful content quickly — and much of it was useful, although not all.
Assessment, Grading and Examinations
Using AI to develop and mark assignments, projects and examinations.
Ten Radical Ways Assessment is Changing
More and more, faculty and instructors are thinking differently about assessment. They are seeing it as a continuous rather than occasional process, a collaborative activity focusing on verifying knowledge, competence and capabilities rather than status within a group of learners.
Artificial Intelligence and the Assessment of Learning
Significant investments were made in AI assessment tools and development, with US$166 million invested in 2022 alone - and assessment is the focus of more than 15% of EdTech companies.
Seven Major Developments in AI and the Assessment of Learning
More than 15% of EdTech companies are focused on assessment. There are seven major developments worth following.
Laura Jo Gunter - Creative Approaches to Assessing Micro-Credential Skills and Competencies
Will emerging technologies have an impact on what micro-credentials look like? Will assessment on demand and assessment-only credentials make an appearance in Canada?
Academic Policy and Concerns About AI - Ethics, Bias and Equity
AI and academic policies, compliance and challenges.
Five Ways Online Learning Can Turn into an Unmitigated Disaster
Although there are many examples of successful online learning all over the world - from self-paced with peer and educator engagement to highly structured and engaged - it is critical to accept the reality that in some cases, online leanring is an unmitigated disaster.
When ChatGPT Makes It Easier to Cheat
Academic misconduct is a growing problem in higher education, with reports suggesting the number of cases rose dramatically during the pandemic and continue to rise.
How to Guide Faculty: Navigating the AI Avalanche in Higher Education as an Academic Administrator
As educators, it’s our job to be curious and to systematically research and test innovation to sort out valid from inept tools. The same applies to the (not so) new AI technology that is taking the world by storm.
Algorithms of Oppression - How Search Engines Reinforce Racism
This book was published in February 2018, but had a big impact throughout 2019. It explores the ways in which search engine bias discriminates against those of colour, certain races and women.
Digital Agency in Higher Education - Teaching and Learning
We have been hearing about the transformation of colleges and universities for close to one hundred years, but what is happening now as a result of COVID-19 is the exploration of the ways in which technology can transform teaching and the experience of learning.
Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Business, Education and Healthcare
This research and evidence-based collection of papers explores the adoption and deployment of artificial intelligence in a range of fields, including education.
Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World
Meredith Broussard argues that our collective enthusiasm for applying computer technology to every aspect of life has resulted in many poorly designed systems.
Future and Reflections
The future of AI in higher education and it’s impact.
AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning
In Minnesota, a start-up company recently created a 19-lesson, fully online, three-hour multimedia course in just 10 hours using ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence tool launched in November 2022.
Looking Into the Future of AI in Higher Education
AI is not a new development. It is already widely used in various private and public organizations, especially financial services, manufacturing, retail and healthcare.