Q and A , FOMO + Thinking More about AI and Learning Design

 In our LX First Birthday Celebration,  my discussion briefly introduced  an AI future learning design perspective that  almost entirely included using generative AI  technologies. AI technologies  will most definitely highly  influence how we design our learning experiences and  will likely manifest in almost every aspect of our lives in the next few years.

 Remember FOMO- fear of missing out-  I'll admit,  I did actually feel I missed the early adoption phase of AI in 2022.  All feelings and emotions  come and go.  Think  of it this way. It's a new opportunity to check in with yourself about how you feel using AI technology, and congratulate yourself for expressing those in the chat,  and  becoming more aware of your thoughts, feelings and emotions.  Some believe Ai will be sentient in the future. At the present time it is not sentient and is not capable of emotions or thinking.  The LLM's have indeed, incredibly powerful human created algorithms.

 Ai technologies are embedded right now, in numerous ways, in many resources we already use. Zoom is just one  example that comes to mind. Keep in mind that Chat GPT, Google,  and  the new Microsoft Bing with Ai integration,  are now giving us frictionless opportunities to explore new ways to effectively and creatively design learning experiences that we never had before. This  will bring lots of new excitement, curious and exploration to our profession.  I hope you can take a few minutes in the future to view our YouTube  LX First Birthday Celebration video! 

 This is just one example from a university perspective on the future of learning design.

The Deakin University response to ChatGPT

The future of learning design

What questions should the higher education community be asking we navigate these leaps in technology? Here are some questions Deakin will be keeping in mind this year: (2023)

  • Are our learning activities and assessment tasks fit for purpose or could they be taught or answered by a bot?
  • How can we utilise this new technology to create a more engaging and meaningful experience for students?
  • How can Deakin leverage the affordances of this technology to continue being leaders in the digital education sphere?
  • How can this technology enable us to use our time more efficiently and free us up to spend more time exploring and engaging with students in learning activities?


What are your thoughts?


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Thanks. It’s working.
These questions are addressing the main challenges faced by higher education institutions.
The first think is the fact that some tasks could be done by a bot (i.e. as effective as human or better), this should be considered and addressed. Automate some activities will offer services outside working hours (24/24), and leverage service quality.
The second is how to use AI technologies to enhance inclusiveness, I don’t think that a specific digital learning tool is sufficient…Blended learning and strong user-centered design of an LMS are the main recommendations of specialists and learning designers.
Third, how to invest, on what, for what ? should be the main questions because AI services could be no more free in the near future.
At last, in brief “AI should help us not lead us” …A sentence from a movie I don’t remember its title. :smile:
Preventing from inertia should be kept along. AI technology uses should encourage more collaborative and communicative learning in higher education.
Unfortunately, we should get ready for the upcoming because machine begun a momentum learning with algorithms without the final dot.

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