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Webinar: Innovative ways to use AI in Teaching

13 February

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Webinar: Innovative ways to use AI in Teaching

In February, we had the privilege of hosting a captivating webinar that ventured into the forefront of educational innovation. Joined by the esteemed Joe Houghton, Assistant Professor at UCD Graduate School of Business, we delved into "Innovative Ways to Use AI in Teaching." This session was not just a discussion but a journey into how artificial intelligence is reshaping the educational landscape. Joe, with his profound insights and practical experiences, illuminated the myriad ways AI can enhance teaching methodologies, foster engaging learning environments, and ultimately, equip educators and students to thrive in a rapidly evolving digital world.

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Exploring AI Tools for Enhanced Learning

Joe kicked off the session by demonstrating various AI tools, emphasising their potential to revolutionise how we approach teaching and learning. From creating dynamic lesson plans with AI-powered platforms like Notion to engaging students with interactive content, the webinar offered a glimpse into a future where education is more accessible, personalised, and engaging.

Harnessing AI for Practical Education

One of the standout moments was Joe's exploration of AI in creating lesson materials. Using tools like ChatGPT and Microsoft's Copilot, he showcased how AI can generate educational content, suggest improvements, and even facilitate discussions among students. These demonstrations highlighted AI's role not just as a tool for efficiency, but as a partner in fostering deeper understanding and creativity in educational contexts.

Ethical Considerations and Future Directions

Throughout the webinar, Joe didn't shy away from addressing the ethical implications of integrating AI into education. From concerns over data privacy to the importance of transparency in AI-assisted assignments, the discussion served as a reminder of the careful consideration required as we navigate this new frontier.

Conclusion: A Call to Embrace AI in Education

Joe's webinar was more than just a showcase of AI's potential in education; it was a call to action for educators, students, and policymakers to embrace these technologies thoughtfully. As AI continues to evolve, its role in education will undoubtedly grow, offering exciting possibilities for enhancing learning experiences and outcomes.

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