Artificial intelligence, like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, presents significant technological challenges to education; but with significant challenge comes significant opportunity.
A recent Course Hero survey of 1,000 higher education faculty shows that faculty still see more unknowns than knowns with regard to the role of generative AI in higher education. And when it comes to responding to the challenge of AI, educators are often on their own, with little guidance, and even less training.
Unfortunately, it’s hard to come by professional learning that can provide educators with the critical tools and skills to address technological challenges. Course Hero’s AI Academy will provide community-driven, inquiry-based professional learning for educators to help them respond creatively, critically, constructively, and ethically to the opportunities AI offers.
This is a highly collaborative and community-based course, so please join in as much as you are able throughout the week: write posts, read posts, upload new resources, send videos and audio, link to useful sites online, and more.
We build upon each other’s work, we write together, we brainstorm, we find solutions for each other, we draft off of the innovations of our community, and we rely on others to do some of the heavy lifting when we are unable. So, participation in this course is really important.
When we show up for others, they are better able to do their work, and vice versa. That said, this course is your learning experience, and you should participate here as best suits your goals for that experience.
How is generative AI being used effectively in educational settings?
How can one use AI as a professional learning assistant to support quality teaching and learning?
How might AI be implemented in teaching and learning practices?
How can ethical use of AI be communicated?
How are authentic assessments designed using AI?
How is media literacy addressed with AI?
Participants who complete the certificate program will:
Better understand how AI is being used in educational and professional settings (Week 1–4)
Communicate ethical use of AI (Week 1)
Demonstrate academic integrity with the use of AI (Weeks 1 & 3)
Design authentic assessments with AI (Week 2)
Apply media literacy with AI access to learning resources (Weeks 1–4)
Implement AI in teaching and learning practices (Week 4)
Create a professional statement about AI within classroom practices (Final Reflection/Assessment)
Each Wednesday at 12 pm Eastern, a guest speaker who has expertise within a specific area of AI will share their thoughts and ideas within a live, synchronous Zoom presentation. Sessions will be recorded for later viewing.
Edward Tian: AI How-To Guide for Teachers
Manal Saleh: Assessment Design with AI
Antonio Byrd: AI and Academic Integrity
Owen Terry: How Students Use AI
Each week will follow a similar structure, where participants can learn on their own time and engage with the community in our learning platform.
Learn: Take some time to read, watch, or listen. A list of resources will be provided by your instructors.
Discuss: Reflect and exchange ideas on the key discussion questions for the week with other participants in Yellowdig.
Practice: Complete a hands-on task at the end of the week to practice what you’ve learned.
A detailed syllabus will be provided for all participants upon registration.
Each Friday at 12 pm Eastern, we’ll have a live synchronous community conversation via Zoom. These sessions will be audience-generated discussions, during which we’ll work through whatever has come up for us during the week.
These gatherings are not required for completion of the course, but will provide an opportunity for us to learn together in the moment, to meet one another, and to raise important questions.