Workgroup on Artificial Intelligence in Special Education
As CIDDL’s mission is to influence change that supports the appropriate use of educational technology in all Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE), related services, and K-12 learning environments to improve outcomes for all students, especially those with disabilities we are developing a workgroup to support guidance on artificial intelligence (AI).
The vision of the AI workgroup in special education research and personnel preparation is to support a collaborative group of leaders in the field to create a blueprint for the use of artificial intelligence to impact education and the lives of students with and without disabilities.
- Facilitate the development and dissemination of an AI blueprint (and other resources) to inform practices, policy, research, and resources, including effective models.
- Facilitate the development and dissemination of research on AI.
- Develop a working draft by January 2024
- Peer review and copy editing February 2024
- Initial blueprint published March 2024
Guidelines for Participation
- Workgroup members are…
- Willing to collaboratively develop a blueprint to guide higher education faculty and researchers on AI ethics, uses security, accessibility, K-12, and postsecondary practice.
- Commitment to release writing for open source dissemination for increased accessibility through multiple venues.
- Members will collaborate with researchers, educators, families, and industry to inform the blueprint to ensure equity and best practice.
- Willingness to meet quick deadlines for peer review and publication.
- Willingness to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) to ensure open and secure work can emerge.
- Recognize workgroup members on the CIDDL website.
- Provide a mechanism for social and project engagement through social media and the CIDDL website.
- CIDDL will share our research and findings with the broader community to promote the use of AI for social good.
- Provide synchronous and asynchronous workspace and a potential face-to-face opportunity for collaboration.
- Publication of the developed blueprint.
- Development of vlogs, blogs, podcasts, and professional development to disseminate blueprint recommendations.
We believe that AI has the potential to make a real difference in the lives of students with disabilities. We are committed to developing and using AI tools in a way that is ethical, accessible, and equitable. We believe that AI can be a powerful tool, and we are excited to work with others to ensure the appropriate use of these tools is supported throughout the field.
If you are interested in participating in a workgroup please complete this application. If you do not have time to participate but would like to remain up-to-date on the progress of the workgroup, please sign-up for the CIDDL weekly update or join the CIDDL Community to stay up-to-date and discuss technology-related topics.