- AI Episode 1: Intro to Artificial Intelligence in Teaching
- AI Episode 2: What Does An AI Teaching Assistant Look Like?
- AI Episode 3: Implications for Thought Leaders and Policy Developers
- Introducing Simulations into Teacher Preparation Programs
- Assistive Technology to Support Writing￼
- Enhancing Instruction and Empowering Educators with AI Tools and Technology
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- Step by Step Use of Chat GPT
- CIDDL ChatGPT: Summarizing Text
- CIDDL ChatGPT: Solving Multiple Choice Questions
- Equity, Diversity, and Access to Technology in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
- CIDDL ChatGPT: Writing Programs
- CIDDL ChatGPT: Solving Word Problems
- Artificial Intelligence: Positives and Negatives in the Mathematics Classroom
- AI to Support Literacy
- Using the AI Bill of Rights to Guide Education’s use of AI and the European Commission’s “Ethical Guidelines for Teaching and Learning” to Guide the Future of AI in Education Part 1 of 2
- Using the AI Bill of Rights to Guide Education’s use of AI and the European Commission’s “Ethical Guidelines for Teaching and Learning” to Guide the Future of AI in Education Part 2 of 2
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- The Question of Equity in the Age of ChatGPT
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- Mixed Reality Simulations, Personalized Learning, AI, and the Future of Education with Dr. Chris Dede
- Foundations for AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning from the US Department of Educational Technology
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- ChatGPT, AIs, and the IEP?
- There’s An AI for That: A Site Dedicated to Curating AIs
- UDL, Design Learning, and Personalized Learning
- Embracing the Future: How Teachers Can Harness AI at the Beginning of the School Year
- Empowering Special Education Faculty: Navigating the AI Landscape in Higher Education for 2023-2024.
- CIDDList: Back-to-School Checklist for Technology in Teacher Preparation Courses
- Cracking the Code: Students with Disabilities in the Computer Sciences
- UNESCO Discusses Artificial Intelligence
- AI-integrated Apps for Those with Visual Impairments: Camera-Based Identifiers and Readers
- Publishers Respond to Generative AI
- K-12 Generative AI Readiness Checklist
- CIDDL Talks How AI Will Change Special Education at TED
- Re-designing and Aligning an Intro to Special Education Class to the UDL Framework through Technology Integration: Minimizing Threats and Distractions
- Resources for Learning About AI Going Into 2024
- Artificial Intelligence in Education 2023: A Year in Review
- Revolutionizing Mathematics Education in K-12 with AI: The Role of ChatGPT
- Image Generating AI and Implications for Teacher Preparation
- Are We There Yet? AI for Statistical Analysis
- Answers to Your AI Questions: A Conversation with Yacine Tazi
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UNESCO Discusses Artificial Intelligence
With the start of the new academic year, AI is continuing to be at the forefront of teacher and teacher educator priorities. Amongst those discussing, developing, and drafting plans for how AI may be used in education is UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization). UNESCO’s mission is to improve the human condition through international cooperation in the areas of education, sciences, culture, communication, and information. We’ve discussed UNESCO’s role in inclusive education and their Information Literacy Curriculum in previous CIDDL posts.
The First Digital Learning Week
September 4-7, 2023, UNESCO held their first Digital Learning Week in Paris, where the foci were digital learning platforms and generative AI. Previously, this week was dedicated to Mobile Learning, another hot topic in education. This event gathers policy-makers, practitioners, educators, private sector partners, researchers, and development agencies from across the globe to work on critical issues related to digital learning. Expected outcomes from the event include Guidance for Generative AI in Education and Research and AI Competency Frameworks for Teachers and Students, the latter of which is not expected until early 2024. These guides will join the growing library of documents that have been developed around the topic of AI and education including the US Department of Education, the White House’s AI Bill of Rights, and the European Commission’s Ethical Guidelines for Teaching and Learning.
Though the Guidance for Generative AI in Education and Research has not launched yet, UNESCO has shared key outcomes for the guide including:
- Defining generative AI
- Functions of generative AI and a list of AI models
- Discussions around the controversies of AI
- Recommendations for regulations policies on generative AI
- Implications for AI in education
UNESCO’s Previous Involvement with AI
UNESCO is not new to the discussion of AI, as they adopted the Recommendation on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence in 2019 and have a Strategy on Technological Innovation in Education plan for 2021-2025. Their strategic plan includes advancing the use of technology in education through building competencies, supporting solutions that are open, inclusive, and sustainable, and furthering the integration of innovations into education.
Though these new documents have yet to be released, UNESCO has several resources on the topic of AI and education including the K-12 AI Curricula: a Mapping of Government-Endorsed AI Curricula, AI and Education: Guidance for Policy-Makers, and Artificial Intelligence in Education: Compendium of Promising Initiatives.
Previous meetings discussing Generative AI in Education included a Ministerial Roundtable, with the purpose of having Ministers of Education share experiences with AI at the national level and an International Forum on Artificial Intelligence and the Futures of Education 2020.
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