Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) for Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Posted on: 5 March 2024 by David Watson in General

Generative AI

I know what you’re thinking. Yes, I did write this myself. If, like me, you get to a point on what seems like a daily basis where you ‘get’ artificial intelligence, only to be back to square one the day after, well we may be able to help.

It is no doubt that 2023 was a bit of a whirlwind, a whirlwind where this seemingly sci-fi like intruder was here to upset everything we have known within our roles and indeed everyday professional lives.  Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) has provoked us, both negatively and positively, but if we are honest we know that it is here to stay and it's down to us to learn to live with it. But rather than merely living with it why don’t we learn to excel with it?

The Centre for Innovation in Education (CIE) has been at the forefront of the institution’s response to GAI, and now it launches its latest support tool for you – an on-demand course: Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) for Teaching, Learning & Assessment.  As with all our on-demand suite of courses, this course has been designed as a ‘just-in-time’ resource that is available to all staff 24 hours a day via Canvas, and we hope that it supports you in not only understanding GAI but also identifying how it can enhance your practice.

At the core of this course, we focus on assessment redesign. So, rather than running out to stockpile as much paper and pens as you can find, why not reflect on how you are assessing your students and explore if there are more effective methods for your discipline?  You will also learn how to use GAI effectively, including prompt literacy and how to cite AI generated content correctly.  Naturally, you will also find the latest institutional policies and guidance on academic integrity here, including the latest research on the student’s opinions of AI and how (if indeed they are) using it for their studies. All of this is wrapped together with a brief history of AI, a list of some of the many AI tools and apps out there, and many examples of AI integrated activities for teaching and learning. 

It is also customary for me to remind you of all the other great on-demand courses that you have access to. These include education for sustainable development, cohort belonging and inclusion, an introduction to open educational resources, introduction to digital tools for education, introduction to canvas studio, digital fluency, global citizenship and many more.  Please visit our on-demand hub to self-enrol onto these courses.

So, remember, you are not alone – we know that the new and unknown can be scary, but the Centre for Innovation in Education is here to support you and explore these new ideas and technologies with you, for the benefit of the student experience and quality of teaching and learning. So, just get in touch and we hope that you enjoy the course.