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October 30, 2023

The Benefits and Challenges of AI in Schools

Once the realm of science fiction, Artificial Intelligence (AI), has now become a tangible reality that is reshaping how we teach and learn. As Mo Gawdat, author of Scary Smart: The Future of Artificial Intelligence and How You Can Save Our World explains, AI is here and will continue to progress. With this inevitability, educators and institutions are tasked with building on the immense promise of AI while also working to face the potential challenges head-on.

The infographic outlines just some of the benefits, from personalized learning to data-driven insights, and spotlights areas of caution related to ethics, equity, and the very nature of learning. As you engage in reflection and conversation with colleagues on this important topic, the infographic provides helpful guidance.

Benefits and Challenges of AI in Schools

Benefits:

  • Assist with content development
  • Automate teacher tasks
  • Develop differentiated and personalized learning
  • Support timely feedback
  • Improve data analysis

Challenges:

  • Loss of critical thinking
  • Proliferation of academic dishonesty
  • Compromised student privacy
  • Perpetuation of bias
  • Equitable access to AI tools

Whether AI integration fills you with excitement or trepidation, Course 5286: Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence in Education will help guide you! Discover how to personalize learning with adaptive technologies and inform instruction with AI-powered assessment, while preparing students to understand and use AI responsibly in this graduate-level, continuing education course.

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