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.
Assessing Student Learning in the Age of AI: White Paper Highlights the Need for Faculty Adaptation and Innovation
White paper highlights transformative assessment methods in response to ChatGPT's threat to traditional education, featuring insights from Center for 21st Century Universities thought leaders.
Georgia Tech's C21U to host brownbag seminar on the impact of ChatGPT and large language models on higher education
Get ready to join Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) for an insightful lunchtime brownbag seminar! In this event, we will delve into the fascinating topic of the impact of ChatGPT and large language models on higher education.
The Future of Digital Credentials: Employer Perspectives and Insights from C21U's Research
C21U researchers presented their findings to Digital Credentials Consortium (DCC), a collective of higher education institutions across North America and Europe working together on building the digital credentialing infrastructure for education systems of the future.
Times Higher Education podcast: is AI in higher education worth the hype?
We may be a long way from understanding exactly how higher education can harness AI and machine learning’s great potential safely, but this episode's guests say that continuing to test and explore it is the only way to make progress
Working Groups Established to Explore Lifetime Learning Unit
The Georgia Institute of Technology is announcing its intention to launch a new academic unit dedicated to lifetime learning. The new unit will bring together three entities whose work underpins its mission and vision: Georgia Tech Professional Education (GTPE), the Center for Education Integrating Science, Mathematics, and Computing (CEISMC), and the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U).
Why My Hobbies Make Me a Better Scholar
Non-academic skills, both motor and cognitive, can enrich research capabilities in unexpected and often unexamined ways, writes Stephen W. Harmon.
Georgia Tech Art Exhibition 'Extension of Self' Explores What it Means to be Human in a Digital World
“What does it mean to be human in a digital world?” That question is the focus of the new exhibition at Georgia Tech, “Extension of Self.” Curator Birney Robert is using art to promote STEM accessibility in a new show on view through Oct. 14, with the promise of another next year.
In the Loop: How Formative Feedback Supports Remote Teaching
During the pandemic, assessment of student learning became even more important than usual as instructors sought tools to gauge student success in a remote, unexpected (and, for many instructors, new) educational environment. Prompted by Georgia Tech’s emergency shift to remote instruction, our team at the Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) piloted a key performance indicator (KPI) tool designed to provide instructors with expanded insight into student learning and success in remote courses.
Georgia Tech to Explore New Academic Unit, Aligns Key Units
Steve McLaughlin, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Georgia Tech, has announced that initial planning is underway to explore the creation of a new academic unit around lifetime learning.
C21U Research Presents at 2022 IMBES Conference
The C21U research team presented ongoing work, Relating Neural Mechanisms for Learning to Instructional Events in Online Learning Environments, at the 2022 International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES) Conference, in Montreal, Canada on July 21st - 23rd, 2022.
Public Policy Researchers Win Awards for Paper Revealing Need for Strengthened Ethics Education for Computing Students
A team of researchers composed of members from Georgia Tech’s School of Public Policy, College of Computing, and the Center for 21st Century Universities took home multiple awards from the American Society for Engineering Education’s (ASEE) 2022 Annual Conference and Exposition for their paper.
Developing an Open Source Wallet for Digital Credentials
The members of the Digital Credentials Consortium (DCC) — comprising 12 international universities — are working together to develop new digital systems for academic credentials. The DCC approach focuses on open standards, as well as developing software, systems and approaches to ensure learner control of their digital credentials.
The Civic Role of Universities in a Changing Educational Landscape - June 2
Georgia Tech's Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) invites you to attend a half-day event, "The Civic Role of Universities in a Changing Educational Landscape."
Open Call for Artist Submissions to GT-Microsoft Accessibility Research Seed Grant Exhibit: Extension of Self, Aug. 8, 2022
Exhibit curator Birney Robert (College of Computing) has issued a call for artists and researchers working at the intersection of science and technology and addressing topics surrounding accessibility. Accepted work will be displayed in an exhibit titled, Extension of Self: what it means to be human in a digital world.
The Year Ahead: What Will Change, What Will Remain?
Where will it take us in 2022? This trends story highlights C21U's work with the NSF-funded Competency Catalyst project as well as our Microsoft Accessibility Grants and includes quotes from Ashok Goel and Matt Lisle.
Artificial Intelligence to Assist, Tutor, Teach and Assess in Higher Ed
In an op-ed for Inside Higher Ed, Ray Schroeder explores uses of AI in higher ed, including Ashok Goel's AI teaching assistant, Jill Watson.
Thoughts from the Executive Director
At this point it goes without saying that 2020 - 2021 was an academic year unlike any other. As a living laboratory dedicated to fundamental change in education, the Center for 21st Century Universities was perhaps better prepared than most when such change is thrust upon us. Change is a big part of what we do.
Updated Key Performance Indicator (KPI) Tool Available in Canvas for Spring 2022
In August 2020, C21U announced the release of the newest version of the Key Performance Indicator (KPI) tool in Canvas. The KPI tool was originally designed to help instructors monitor students’ learning and gain insight into how to enhance learning in future hybrid or remote courses. Student users were asked to complete a brief anonymous online survey on a weekly basis in which they self-rate their learning experiences in different areas. The initial group of testers echoed that this tool will continue to remain useful in a fully residential mode.
Digital Accessibility, Equity, and Inclusion in a Post-COVID World
Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities (C21U) announced four winning proposals for a new accessibility-focused seed grant research program funded by Microsoft.
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