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AI in Education Bi-weekly Digest - Issue #18


Welcome to our latest #18 newsletter and it has been a while since our last issue. Explore the transformative world of AI in education with our latest newsletter! Relive the GAIN 2024 conference through exclusive resources and plan to attend the HKUST x EdUHK Joint Conference for cutting-edge insights. Learn from OpenAI's guidance on ChatGPT in the classroom and consider the ethical integration of AI with advice from Hong Kong's education chief. Engage with diverse commentaries on AI's role and responsibilities in learning. Plus, discover innovative tools like Microsoft Copilot and Pika's video-generation platform. Join our community to stay ahead in the dynamic intersection of AI and education.


Highlight Events:

[GenAI Conference] - We are thrilled to announce the resounding success of the GAIN 2024 conference on AI in Education! Hosted by CLEAR and KEEP, this conference showcased groundbreaking insights into the real-world applications of generative AI in teaching and learning. We are excited to share the PowerPoint slides and recordings of our esteemed guest speakers' presentations with you. Delve into the transformative potential of generative AI and gain a deeper understanding of its impact across various industries. Don't hestitate to join us in fostering a collaborative community of innovation in AI teaching and research.


[AI in Learning and Teaching Symposium] - Discover innovative teaching strategies as AI-TDG project leaders showcase their work through engaging short videos. Delve into a diverse range of topics, from AI-augmented environments to enhancing digital competence, and witness how AI is revolutionizing education across various disciplines. Don't miss this symposium organized by Talent and Education Development Office at City University of Hong Kong.


Upcoming Events:

[Leveraging AI for Change in Education] - Discover the transformative power of AI in education at the HKUST x EdUHK Joint Conference. Join educators, researchers, policymakers, and technologists to explore AI's impact on learning outcomes, assessment tools, curriculum development, and students' well-being. Engage in interdisciplinary discussions on Personalized Learning, Assessment and Feedback, AI Literacy, and more. Don't miss this opportunity on January 30, 2024.


News, Articles & Blogs:

[Resources] Teaching with AI - OpenAI provides guidance and examples for educators using ChatGPT in the classroom. It highlights how teachers can leverage AI to role-play challenging conversations, create quizzes and lesson plans, support non-English speakers, and teach critical thinking. The page also offers example prompts for lesson planning, effective explanations, student-led learning, and AI tutoring. It emphasizes the importance of teacher expertise and critical thinking while utilizing AI tools.


[News] Hong Kong teachers must be cautious over integrating AI into classrooms but tool can transform learning, education chief says - Hong Kong's education minister advises caution when integrating AI into classrooms, citing concerns over plagiarism and declining critical thinking skills. While acknowledging the transformative potential of AI in education, Secretary for Education Christine Choi Yuk-lin emphasizes the importance of proper integration, ethical considerations, and teachers' professional judgment.


[Commentary] Let's Carefully Think about How We Use AI in Education - This authors explore the use of artificial intelligence in education, highlighting both its potential to enhance learning and the need for careful consideration. It discusses concerns such as digital amnesia, over-reliance on AI, and the importance of responsible integration. The authors emphasize the need for clear guidance, involvement of content experts, and cautious implementation to ensure AI tools empower teachers and learners while avoiding potential harm.

[Commentary] Should We Let AI Take over Mundane Work? Not So Fast - This opinion piece explores the implications of using generative AI, such as OpenAI's ChatGPT, to replace mundane tasks. While AI can enhance productivity, it may hinder the supplementary learning that occurs when humans perform these tasks. The article highlights the limitations of generative AI, including the potential for incorrect results and the loss of human capability. It emphasizes the need for careful management of AI deployment, considering objectives, task interrelation, and the importance of learning alongside work output.


[Commentary] Applying AI in Higher Education: It Takes a Village ... - AI integration in higher education requires collective responsibility. The piece highlights the creation of the Artificial Intelligence Preparedness Checklist to aid institutions in adopting AI responsibly. It addresses organizational principles, policy, pedagogy, and literacy, emphasizing community effort in establishing protocols and best practices for AI use in learning and administration.


[Opinion] Thoughts on AI in Education: Learning a New Way - The article discusses the transformative potential of AI in education, highlighting tools like ESL software for language learning and AI systems like DASCA and TeachMate that support teachers. AI-driven solutions address challenges such as student attention and parental communication, while also enhancing teacher productivity. The piece also touches on AI's role in life coaching, with platforms like Leadium integrating AI with human insight to drive positive change.


[News] Davos Education Panel Reveals How AI Risks Can Create Opportunities - At the 2024 World Economic Forum in Davos, a panel featuring government officials and tech leaders discussed the intersection of education and AI, emphasizing personalized learning, the importance of critical thinking, and addressing AI biases. They advocated for AI as a supplement to traditional education, not a replacement for teachers, and highlighted the need for digital skills across all ages. Videos can be found here.



Tools/Resources:

Disclaimer: AI in Education has no affiliation with any highlighted free or commercial products in this section.

Meet your AI assistant for education: Microsoft Copilot - Discover Microsoft Copilot, an AI assistant for education that utilizes generative AI to save time and enhance student learning. Copilot helps educators create personalized content, brainstorm ideas, plan lessons, provide feedback, and quickly find answers to questions.


Advancing Education with AI - Google for Education emphasizes responsible AI use to enhance teaching and learning. Google offers AI educational resources such as guides, toolkits, and training programs. Collaboration with educators ensures AI tools are effective and appropriate for classroom use.


Pika - Pika is an idea-to-video platform that empowers users to bring their creativity to life through motion. The company's AI video-generation tool generates and edits videos based on text and image prompts, allowing users to create a variety of formats from cartoons to realistic cinematic content.


Rabbit - Rabbit is a $200 AI-powered handheld gadget aims to complement smartphones by performing tasks on behalf of users. It learns and replicates user interactions with apps and has gained popularity since its launch at CES 2024. The palm-sized orange box features a pressable scroll wheel, a rotating camera, and a 2.88-inch touch screen. It operates on a unique OS based on a proprietary "large action model" that learns user intentions and behaviors, allowing it to perform actions on command.

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Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the linked posts are those of the speakers and or their entities and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the project AI in Education, Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research, and The Chinese University of Hong Kong.


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