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digital communication, inclusive pedagogy, critical thinking, community service, and
assessing student learning.
Attendees are welcome to attend for the entire academy, sporadically as schedules allow, or request video recordings of workshop sessions.
9:00-9:45AM MST | Growing your AI Confidence with SAMR (Candace Ryder)
As artificial intelligence transforms higher education, join us for an interactive workshop on integrating AI into your teaching in ways that enrich relationships and learning. We'll explore SAMR - substitution, augmentation, modification, and redefinition - as a framework for thoughtfully adopting new technologies. Through hands-on activities with chatbots and other AI tools, and reflection on our own teaching values, we'll grow our confidence in leveraging AI to enhance how we connect with students. This session welcomes instructors of all backgrounds and technology skill levels who want to engage deeply with their classes while also preparing students for an AI-powered world. By supporting each other as we reimagine teaching alongside intelligent machines, we can lead positive change at our university.
10:00-10:45AM MST | From Teacher to Chatbot: The Role of ChatGPT in Education (University of California Television)
ChatGPT has the potential to enhance learning by providing instant answers, explanations, and personalized assistance to students. It can offer additional support, especially in areas where teachers may be limited. However, concerns arise regarding overreliance on artificial intelligence, as it lacks human understanding and may provide incorrect or incomplete information. Educators must consider the ethical and practical implications of integrating ChatGPT into educational settings for optimal learning outcomes. A panel of experts from UC San Diego discuss the benefits and pitfalls of the chatbot's use in education settings.
(University of California Television | Time 26:50 | Recorded on 04/19/2023)
11:00-11:45AM MST | AI Can Do Your Homework. Now What? (VOX) AND Should We Let Students Use ChatGPT? (TEDxTalks)
OpenAI's ChatGPT kicked off a race among tech companies to release their own chatbots and integrate them into existing consumer products. The most advanced language models, like GPT-4 and Claude2 are kept behind paywalls. They offer more nuanced answers and make fewer mistakes but because reliability is not guaranteed, many businesses cannot yet deploy these systems. That means a significant portion of chatbot use cases are for low-stakes applications, like schoolwork. This presents a major challenge to educators, who now need to rethink their curriculum to either incorporate chatbot use or to attempt to deter it. In this video, we hear from students and teachers about how they're thinking through the problem, and review research in the science of learning to understand how the "fluency" of a chatbot experience could disrupt the learning process.
Vox | Time 17:02 | Recorded on 12/12/23
The emergence of ChatGPT in November of 2022 took the world by storm: particularly the world of education. With this technology able to generate complex pieces of writing, solve advanced math equations, generate code, and more with the push of a button, educators across the country have entered a state of panic. How are educators supposed to teach students when they have this technology at their literal fingertips? For too long, the field of education has been teetering at the precipice of serious change, and the widespread accessibility of generative AI may just be the catalyst education needs in order to progress in tandem with the rest of the world. But first, educators need to reevaluate their answer to the tough question: why do we teach? Natasha Berg, M.Ed. works as the Multimedia and Technology Integration Specialist at a local high school in South Dakota. She has spent her career learning about and developing her skills in education and educational technology. Berg believes that new and emerging technology should be integrated into classrooms as it fully prepares students to enter the 21st century workforce and helps make learning accessible to students of all abilities.
TEDxTalks | Time 14:16 |10/11/23
12:15-1:00PM MST | LUNCH PROVIDED | Integrating AI in Building Relationship Rich Educational Experiences (William Cain)
"Integrating AI in Building Relationship Rich Educational Experiences" presents how AI technologies like ChatGPT can enhance educational connections and personalization. This presentation explores AI's role in creating mentorship networks and providing individualized support, particularly for marginalized students. It examines the potential of AI in classrooms to create interactive, relationship-focused learning environments and its capacity for offering continuous mentoring. The talk highlights how AI can help engage less active students, facilitate cross-institutional learning, and optimize existing programs. Additionally, it discusses empowering adjunct faculty with AI resources and using AI to narrate impactful stories showcasing the influence of relationship-rich education. This session aims to demonstrate how AI can make educational experiences more relationship-focused and effective for diverse university audiences.