"The Whole Elephant" Features Dr. Warren Goetzel

The Whole Elephant podcast episode 3 features Dr. Warren Goetzel, director of Georgia Tech's Digital Learning team, and C21U's external and faculty engagement. He shares his insights on remote collaboration and strategies for building strong teams. Hosted by Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow Dr. Lee Hibbard and headed by Dr. Mary-Lynn Realff, the podcast showcases the Effective Team Dynamics Initiative work at Tech.

C21U’s LLMs in Education Project Highlights

C21U researchers are excited about LLMs' potential to transform education by offering personalized learning experiences to students at scale. Their findings provide unique insights by analyzing individual learners' processes and outcomes and constructing predictive models to identify potential improvement areas and enhance learner engagement and success.

Using AI to Enhance the Graduate Admission Process

Meryem Yilmaz Soylu and Adrian Gallard, a research scientist and digital learning data analyst at C21U, presented a talk titled "Using NLP to Identify Leadership Skills for Online Master's Program Admissions" at the Affordable Degrees at Scale Symposium on December 5, 2023. The presentation delved into the significance of leadership skills in graduate education and their crucial role in admissions.

From Panic to Promise: Embracing Conversational AI in Education

David Joyner, the keynote speaker of the 2023 C21U Symposium and author of "A Teacher's Guide to Conversational AI: Enhancing Assessment, Instruction, and Curriculum with Chatbot," addresses the initial concerns of educators regarding the impact of generative AI on assessments. He also highlights how generative AI can empower learners and provide invaluable support to teachers.

Joyner is the executive director of OMSCS and Online Education for the College of Computing, and the inaugural holder of the Zvi Galil PEACE Chair.

AI in Sci-Fi, Cinema, and Fine Art Panel

As part of the C21U 2023 Symposium, Generative Futures: Revolutionizing Learning with Artificial Intelligence panelists Dr. Ida M. Yoshinaga, Dr. Lisa Yaszek, Prof. Mark J. Leibert, and moderator C21U executive director Dr. Stephen Harmon focused on AI in pop culture, identifying its roots in turn-of-the-century scientific and social change and storytelling, its use in speculative/fantastic genre fiction and screenwriting, and the ethics and creative potential when producing original visual and musical artifacts.

THE podcast: The AI University is Coming

In this new THE podcast Ashok Goel, chief scientist at C21U, helps us understand what the development of ChatGPT and other generative AI systems mean for teaching and learning and how they fit with the machine learning frameworks that were already in place. He also predicts how things will develop, including the arrival within five years of a university where AI powers every operation.

AI Hub at Georgia Tech to Unite Campus in Artificial Intelligence R&D and Commercialization Efforts

As an AI-powered university, Georgia Tech is embracing AI throughout the Institute, incorporating it into academic programs and research to assist and amplify human intelligence in all areas of work. The vision of AI Hub at Georgia Tech is to advance AI through discovery, interdisciplinary research, responsible deployment, and next-generation education to build a sustainable future. 

C21U Steers the Conversation on Digital Assessment

C21U's own Jeonghyun (Jonna) Lee recently joined colleagues with Times Higher Education on a discussion of the strengths and limitations of digital assessment and how it can best be used in higher education.

Assessment in the Age of AI: CTL's 2023 Teaching With Technology Summer Institute

CTL's Teaching with Technology Summer Institute will focus on using campus technologies to develop innovative assessments that both engage students and more authentically measure their learning. Participants will explore best practices to design assessments that deter cheating and gain a deeper awareness of learning technologies available at Georgia Tech to facilitate innovative assessments while minimizing grading and feedback load.

C21U highlights AI research at Duke's Emerging Pedagogies Symposium

Duke Learning Innovation recently organized the “Emerging Pedagogies Symposium: Teaching and Learning in the Age of AI”, which featured a keynote address from C21U's Chief Scientist, Ashok Goel. Goel discussed the far-reaching implications of artificial intelligence for teaching, learning, and educational research.

AI-ALOE Builds on ChatGPT for Innovations in Adult Learning and Online Education

Recent advances in Generative AI such as ChatGPT and GPT-4 offer new opportunities for learning and education. However, these systems also suffer from problems and pitfalls such as biases and hallucinations. Further, much of the inner functioning of GPT-4 remains opaque to the research community. We detailed four examples of AI-ALOE’s safe and responsible use of ChatGPT as a tool for natural language processing.

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