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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education
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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Higher Education

Generative AI (GenAI) has existed for more than a decade but really jumped into the public consciousness with the arrival of ChatGPT. Since then, higher education has been caught between excited optimism and existential crisis. But GenAI is nothing new, and as educators we are used to adapting and taking the best from new opportunities. In this curation, we provide a grounding on AI and teaching, explore how we can enhance our own and our students’ use of AI, and how to mitigate some of the challenges to academic integrity.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence in Teaching and Learning

AI tools and platforms are developing change all the time, but the fundamentals of AI are fairly static. Once understood, you will be better able to appreciate how to make use of AI in your teaching and classrooms. Look at these resources to get up to speed quickly on the essentials.

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Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education

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Teaching in the Age of AI: A perspective from Derek Bruff and James M Lang
by James M. Lang, Derek Bruff
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Chat GPT and Beyond – an Educational Perspective

Developing Students’ AI Literacy

Students already use AI extensively and helping them understand how to get the most from AI, and when it is appropriate to use it, is essential if we are imbuing them with life skills. Here are some suggestions on how we can improve students’ own understanding of the opportunities and limitations of AI.

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3 Ways to Use Al In the Classroom
by Niya Bond
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3 Tips for Using AI to Encourage Critical Thinking
by Niya Bond
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Using ChatGPT to Create a Study Agent
by Graham Clay, Niya Bond

Enhancing Your Use of AI

It is not just about how AI can help students. As educators, there are many ways in which AI can help us be more timely, efficient, and supportive of our students, which frees up more time for the value-adding aspects of teaching that we and our students love. Here are some ideas for getting started on your AI journey.

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Tips for Effective Prompting in Generative AI Tools
by Graham Clay, Niya Bond
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Using AI to Multiply Your Teaching and Time
by Graham Clay
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Dos and Don’ts of Using AI for Admin Tasks
by Niya Bond

Assignments and Writing with AI

Assessments have been at the forefront of the existential crisis that some in higher education have felt with the advent of GenAI. Here we look at the implications of AI for assessment, and how we can use it to our advantage both in assessment design and in exploring new forms of assessment.

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How AI Can Help with Grading, Feedback, and Assessment: A Chat with Graham Clay
by Graham Clay, Niya Bond

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GenAI and Alternative Assessment: A perspective from Jesse Stommel
by Jesse Stommel, Todd D. Zakrajsek
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AI and Student Writing: Interview with Laura Dumin
by Laura Dumin, Niya Bond

Academic Integrity and AI

The biggest fear in higher education is that AI enables cheating. And yet we know that most students don’t cheat because they want to circumvent their learning, but because of other challenges in their lives. This section explores ways to reduce student desire to cheat using AI by engaging in a mature debate with students on integrity.

If you would like to learn more about Acamedic Integrity and GenAI, we invite you to sign up for the upcoming webinar on Key Academic Integrity Considerations in the GenAI Era with Tricia Bertram Gallant on 12th June 2024. 

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An Introduction To Enhancing Academic Integrity
by Camilla J. Roberts
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Academic Integrity In The Hybrid World
by Tricia Bertram Gallant
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GenAI – Dos and Don’ts for Academic Integrity
by Niya Bond, Tricia Bertram Gallant