أعدادك المجانية

الرئيسية / المقالات

Teaching with AI

A Practical Guide To a New Era of Human Learning

بقلم : José Antonio Bowen - C. Edward Watson 2024-06-10

AI is already increasing inequity both in education and beyond, but it also has the potential to be a tool for equity: AI can provide more feedback to improve learning, increase human creativity, and customize materials for groups or individual students. Teachers will be in an important position to determine whether AI transforms education for better or worse. 
The first part of the book is about how AI works and what it is doing to the human experience. Chapter 1 starts with terms and enough history to illuminate why this all seems so sudden. Do not skip chapter 2, which chronicles how the world of work has already changed for our graduates: AI will eliminate some jobs, but it seems very likely to change every job. This could be good or bad, but we are all likely to be asked to do more and better work more quickly. AI literacy requires knowing enough about how AI works to be able to use it effectively. Breaking down problems and asking better questions have long been a cornerstone of higher education, and these are critical skills in using AI too. Chapter 3 categorizes this process—from articulating the problem, finding the right AI for the task, creating better prompts, and then iterating with AI. Chapter 4 focuses especially on the uniquely creative nature of AI: as a prediction machine without the inhibitions of social embarrassment, an AI will say anything. 
Part II shifts the focus to teaching. Chapter 5 looks at what AI can already do for faculty and what it might soon do. Chapter 6 analyzes the much-discussed problem of cheating, with research-backed findings about AI detection, which is functionally more challenging than plagiarism detection. Understanding cheating is essential not because detectors will eliminate it, but so we can redesign assignments that will make cheating less rewarding and useful while also improving learning. If students are collaborating with AI to produce better work, they may be on to something. What we call cheating, businesses see as innovation.
From this, follows a discussion of potential policies and grading. Since all assignments are now AI assignments, you need a policy that defines how work should be done and why. Grading especially needs to be rethought. We will need to define what “better than AI” work looks like. 
In Teaching with AI, José Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson cover AI Basics, A New Era of Work, AI Literacy, Reimagining Creativity, AI-Assisted Faculty, Cheating and Detection, Policies, Grading and Re-Defining Quality, Feedback and Roleplaying with AI, Designing Assignments and Assessments for Human Efforts, Writing and AI, and Assignments and Assessments.
While the insights and strategies in this book are broadly applicable, educators in the Arab world may find additional value in exploring: https://edara.com/home/ai, an AI-powered platforms designed specifically for Arabic language learning and instruction. This solution leverage high-quality Arabic datasets, linguistic models, and other AI tools to enable more personalized, contextual, and engaging educational experiences. 
By training language models on premium Arabic educational content, they can generate fluent responses, provide in-context translations, and even serve as virtual tutors and teaching assistants. Harnessing the collective knowledge encoded in these advanced AI systems, while maintaining robust ethical safeguards, can unlock new possibilities for Arabic language education across the region. Readers interested in integrating such Arabic-focused AI capabilities into their classrooms are encouraged to research the latest advancements in this rapidly evolving field.
#ai education
#ai education project
#best ai education tools
#the ai education project
#ai education tools
#best ai education tools 2024
#ai education programs
#ai education companies
#generative ai education
#ai education jobs

About the Authors:
1. José Antonio Bowen is an American author and academic.
2. C. Edward Watson is the Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation.

Book Info:
Title: Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide To a New Era of Human Learning
Authors: José Antonio Bowen and C. Edward Watson
Pages: 280
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 978-1421449227

بقلم : José Antonio Bowen - C. Edward Watson