Navigating the AI landscape in education

Curtin University

Tuesday, 30 April, 2024

Navigating the AI landscape in education

A new series of short films is being released by Curtin University, exploring how AI is reshaping traditional teaching paradigms.

A new ‘Navigating the Digital World’ short film is being released each week, with each addressing a unique aspect of AI’s influence in education — from personalised and challenge-based learning to critical thinking and efficiency.

Deputy Vice Chancellor Academic Professor Paul Brunton said in today’s dynamic digital environment, AI literacy is essential and Navigating the Digital World will foster a nuanced understanding of AI’s substantial capabilities, ethical considerations and responsible use.

“While the short films were produced with our Curtin community in mind, AI in education is an emerging issue across the education landscape, making this series of interest to everyone involved in teaching and learning,” Brunton said.

The series features interviews with prominent educators, industry experts and thought leaders who share their perspectives on the exciting opportunities and emerging challenges associated with AI integration in higher education.

Episode One, ‘The AI Landscape in Higher Education’, explores the transformative impact of AI on university life. As students step into an AI-driven world, they grapple with certain questions. How can they navigate this journey in an ever-changing digital world? Can they rely on AI to do the heavy lifting?

“This episode delves into the changing landscape of work, emphasising the need for genuine learning experiences. AI, with its potential to revolutionise education, promises personalised learning and global impact. However, the creative process must remain authentic — AI as a guide, not a crutch,” Brunton said.

Other films cover themes including maintaining academic integrity with AI, developing critical thinking on AI-generated media, addressing AI bias and ethics concerns, leveraging AI capabilities at Curtin, and envisioning the AI-powered future of education.

Navigating the Digital World is a collaborative production created by staff from Curtin’s Faculty of Humanities, Learning Partnerships and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic’s office. The AI Landscape in Higher Education can be viewed below.

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