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In 2023, generative artificial intelligence  emerge and it sparked a whirlwind of opinions.

There is a particular focus on education, where AI and its applications are being talked about in educational institutions around the world, being hailed as transformative or scorned as the end of higher education as we know it. doing.

Too much noise can make it difficult for your instructor to understand how her AI affects your work. So let's separate the hype from reality and consider what AI means for  teachers.

 

AI in Education

AI is not new. Although we have made great strides in various industries, the impact on education has been less significant. Traditional AI techniques rely on large amounts of structured data, which is rare in educational settings. However,

Generative AI is designed for unstructured natural language data and has great potential in education due to its compatibility with industry-specific data environments.

Let's explore how AI will impact classroom education and its potential to transform the processes that support our work as educators.

First reality: Humans ought to be in charge at all times.AI can improve productivity, but it is essential to involve humans for validation and to prevent risks such as AI hallucinations from occurring (if the AI model produces false or illogical information, these exist, but make them fact).

Educators and instructional designers play an irreplaceable role in the educational ecosystem. Educational institutions need to manage AI integration and ensure they maintain control of the learning process.

 

Second reality: Teachers will always be needed. As the higher education sector harnesses the potential of AI, it is important to recognize the central role of educators in this transformation journey. AI will not replace educators. It can enhance your learning experience. The real potential lies in the synergy between humans and artificial intelligence.

Educators should view AI not as a replacement for specialized knowledge but as a powerful tool to expand their skills. For example, AI can help automate administrative tasks, allowing educators to focus more on personalized instruction. It also acts as a creative impetus, encouraging instructors to rethink content and achieve efficiency in administrative tasks.

 

Third Reality: AI can stimulate creativity by generating original ideas. Generative AI offers educators a unique opportunity to stimulate creativity and innovation. By integrating AI-powered tools into tasks that require brainstorming and idea generation, educators can engage students in critical and imaginative thinking and encourage them to create higher-quality course experiences.This improves the learning experience and prepares students for a future where creativity is a key skill.

Research shows that using generative AI for tasks that require creativity and idea generation can significantly improve performance and benefit all levels of ability..

 

Fouth Reality: We discuss ethical concerns together.

As AI becomes an integral part of education, it is essential to address ethical considerations. Educators must actively engage in conversations about privacy, transparency, and the responsible use of AI. By participating in these discussions, educators can help shape the ethical framework that governs the integration of AI in higher education and provide space for students to understand these considerations.

 

Fifth Reality: AI can enhance assessment procedures. How AI accelerates plagiarism and fraud, and how AI plagiarism detection solutions can improve mission performance without raising ethical and accuracy issues Much has been written about the inability to carry it out.

The reality is that we need to rethink how we value this new landscape. AI can also enable more authentic forms of assessment, such as case studies and peer work. This minimizes the effectiveness of AI plagiarism and improves learner assessment of critical thinking skills that will be important in the workplace of the future.

 

Sixth reality: It will be critical to give students digital skills training. In an AI-driven world, digital literacy is an essential skill for students. Educators play a critical role in providing students with the knowledge and critical thinking skills to use AI technologies responsibly. By incorporating AI-related topics into the curriculum, teachers can prepare students for a future where their AI skills will be a valuable asset.

Given that students are expected to use generative AI in the world of work, universities are an ideal environment to develop the necessary skills. Under the guidance of teachers, students can learn about and responsibly experience generative AI technologies and think critically about their strengths and weaknesses.

 

Seventh Reality: You are directing the future of schooling. Finally, as higher education harnesses the transformative power of AI, educators are at the forefront of this revolution. By leveraging AI as a collaborative tool, leveraging creative idea generation capabilities, and leveraging contextual insights, educators can improve and accelerate the learning experience for students.

 

Educators play a critical role in shaping the ethical considerations and digital skills needed for a future where AI is seamlessly integrated into education. Educators and AI collaborate to usher in a new era of learning. The higher education community, including technology providers, must carefully consider where and how generative AI can be used to solve high-impact real-world problems while minimizing risk.

 

Author:

Emmanuel Adejugbe, is an author, motivational speaker, educator, and life coach. He has a Master's Degree, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education. Lectures  currently at Epignosis College.

He has published several motivational books on Amazon as a scholar and practitioner. His publications helped him to fulfill his life's mission to teach, mentor, write and inspire others.

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