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AI in Education - Essentials (Online)

22 - 26 April 2024
This course is for:
Principal, Acting Principal, Deputy Principal, Acting Deputy Principal, Departmental Head, Acting Departmental Head, Teacher, Novice Teacher
Applicants must teach in:
All Phases
About this Course

AI in Education - Essentials: Exploring the Potential of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Education - Beginner Level 

Course Description:  

The emergence of generative AI revolutionized the world, causing disruptions not only within the tech industry but across society as a whole. Education was no exception to this transformative wave. Recognizing the need for educators to navigate this new landscape, we have developed a comprehensive course series.

This beginner course, the first of three, aims to equip teachers with a foundational understanding of Generative AI and its implications for education. Participants will embark on a journey to grasp essential concepts and terminology, empowering them to navigate the complexities of this technology confidently. Moreover, they will learn practical skills, including operating AI tools such as ChatGPT, to leverage these innovations effectively within educational contexts.

Additionally, participants will delve into the ethical considerations inherent in the integration of AI technology in education. By exploring these ethical dimensions, educators will be better prepared to address potential challenges and ensure responsible use of AI tools in the classroom.

Course Objectives: By the end of this course, participants will have:

  1. Developed a clear understanding of the generative AI environment, including basic terms and applications relevant to education.
  2. Acquired the ability to operate AI tools such as ChatGPT at a basic level, enabling them to leverage this technology effectively in personal and educational contexts.
  3. Gained insight into the fundamental ethical considerations inherent in the AI space, allowing them to navigate and address ethical issues that may arise in their use of AI technologies within educational settings.

Course Modules:

Module 1: Understanding Generative AI

  • What is Generative AI?
  • Benefits and challenges of AI for education

Module 2: Operating an AI Tool

  • Introduction to ChatGPT
  • Basic operation of ChatGPT
  • Practical applications in personal and educational contexts

Module 3: Ethical Considerations in AI

  • Overview of ethical considerations in AI
  • Addressing ethical issues in educational settings
  • Best practices for ethical AI usage

This course is ideal for teachers who are interested in harnessing the power of AI to enhance their teaching practices and engage learners in innovative ways. Participants will leave with the knowledge and skills needed to integrate AI technologies effectively into their educational environments.

We look forward to welcoming you to AI in Education Essentials: Exploring the Potential of Generative AI - Level 1 and embarking on this exciting learning journey together.

Mode of Delivery: Online (Self-paced) 

An inaugural webinar is scheduled for April 22, 2024. Following course application, a meeting invitation will be dispatched.

Applications are no longer being accepted for this course
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