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Generative AI: A Disruptive Game Changer in Higher Education

Thursday, April 18, 2024
4:30 pm
FIMS and Nursing Building (FNB)
Room: 4110 (or Zoom)
Headshot of Jumoke Ajanaku in a beige top.

Presented by Dr. Olateju Jumoke Ajanaku, FIMS post-doctoral researcher.

All are welcome to attend. Part of the FIMS Mediations Lecture Series 2023/24.

Attend in person: FNB 4110
Attend online: Zoom link

Abstract: Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to reshape teaching and learning in higher education, offering new opportunities while also posing significant challenges and ethical considerations. This research adopts an ethnographic approach to explore the multifaceted implications of integrating generative AI in educational settings with a specific focus on its impacts on teaching and learning. The study seeks to investigate how generative AI can enhance instructional practices, student engagement, and learning outcomes within higher education institutions, while also addressing ethical concerns. Through in-depth interviews, the research seeks to understand the perspectives of ChatGPT and Microsoft Copilot. These chatbots represent leading examples of generative AI technology in the educational context. The unique algorithms of the chatbots and the complexity of the deep-learning model can “intelligently” generate and predict outputs, facilitating insightful connections among the responses collected. The responses will be analyzed using axial coding and thematic analysis to develop a comprehensive understanding of generative AI. This study aims to inform educators, curriculum designers, and policymakers about the potential benefits and pitfalls of generative AI in educational contexts.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
FIMS Communications

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