This past week, the CIDDL team joined teacher educators throughout the country at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Teacher Education Division’s conference in Long Beach, California. The topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI), its impact on policy, teacher education, special education, university students and courses, and our everyday lives was a common theme throughout presentations, keynotes, and conversations.
Leading educational policy and professional organizations are continuing to develop and publish guides to the use of Gen AI in K-12 settings and beyond.
Just as classroom teachers are considering how ChatGPT will impact their ability to identify plagiarism, publishers are facing similar ethical concerns. The issue can be bubbled down to the fact that AI is not human.
Picture a classroom where every student, including those with visual impairments, can access learning materials and environments. Using the Universal Design for Learning framework, combined with artificial intelligence (AI), teachers are able to make this dream a reality in their classrooms.
September 4-7, 2023, UNESCO held their first Digital Learning Week in Paris, where the foci were digital learning platforms and generative AI.