I was honored to cohost Asbury University’s Technology in Teaching and Learning Roundtable on Practical Artificial Intelligence in Education alongside Asbury University professor, Lisa Jones, EdD., Director of the Instructional Design department and Assistant Professor of Instructional Design within Asbury University’s School of Communication Arts. This is our second time co-facilitating a presentation together, after presenting in 2023 at Carnegie Mellon University as part of the IEEE ICICLE Learning Engineering Conference.

Attendees: University professors, K-12 educators, current and former teachers, students, instructional technologists, eLearning strategists, current and aspiring instructional designers, and anyone interested in incorporating AI prompts in the classroom

Topic: Practical classroom applications of artificial intelligence (AI) prompts. Generative AI is likely here to stay. Join our Technology for Learning and Teaching Roundtable (TLTR) for a ChatGPT prompt demonstration followed by a practical discussion on how we might actively engage modern students with AI tools for better motivation and engagement, as well as utilizing AI prompts as resources for teachers and faculty.

AI is a hot topic in most fields right now, including education and instructional design. Central Kentucky’s educators showed great interest, albeit with some trepidation. I’ve been told the attendance for this event was one of the higher turnouts Asbury has seen for these roundtable discussions on technology for education.

Are you an educator who is interested in learning best practices for integrating artificial intelligence or generative AI prompts into your classroom or virtual teaching environments? If so, Dr. Jones and I recommend checking out the following two resources:

  1. Intelligence Augmentation: Upskilling Humans to Complement AI Applying Learning Sciences Research to Learning and Workforce Development for Next Level Learning, a Brief Series by Chris Dede, Ashley Etemadi, and Tessa Forshaw (Harvard)
  1. Exploring the pedagogical uses of AI chatbots by Stanford University Teaching Commons (Stanford)
  1. Assigning AI: Seven Approaches for Students, with Prompts by Ethan R. Mollick and Lilach Mollick (University of Pennsylvania Wharton School; referenced by Stanford)