Perusall Exchange® 2024

Perusall Exchange 2023 presenters.
Education in the Age of Generative AI
June 9 - 15, 2024

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2024
30 minutes with Chat GPT: An interview about Materials Education with Open AI's voice enhanced Chat GPT
Steve Yalisove
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University of Michigan, USA
Tim Chambers
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University of Michigan, USA
This is an episode of our Materials Education Podcast, Undercooled. We talked to Chat GPT about pedagogy, teaching lab classes, the role of accreditation in engineering, and how to create Standards for an Introduction to Materials course. We also talk about how to make sure Chat GPT is telling us the truth and how to best use it to teach students Materials Science and Engineering.
Video Presentation
Ethical AI and Policy Considerations
2024
A Joint COIL Project in English Language Teacher Education at Two Universities via Perusall: Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies and Potentialities
Nicole Tavares
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The University of Hong Kong
Situated within the context of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), this presentation captures the instructors' experience implementing a project in MA English Language Teaching Methodology courses across two universities in HK and the UK. It discusses their use of Perusall in mediating student(-teacher)s' learning via the design of micro-teaching-focused activities guided by social learning theories, the affordances of Perusall in amplifying pedagogic, social and other benefits, the challenges both instructors and students faced, and strategies employed to overcome the hurdles. Evaluation of the COIL project is based on artefacts of the student(-teacher) s' work and their perceptions.
Video Presentation
Effective Use of Perusall in the Age of AI
2024
AI exercise with undergraduate students in Chat GPT
Magda Lillalí Rendón García
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UNAM, Mexico
AI exercise with undergraduate students in Chat GPT has the objective to explain one way to explore the app in classes. All students must explore different topics in the application and find what is the most important information and that best contributes to the investigation. To do this, first I explain the characteristics of the application, I give them time to explore what they want to recognize the resource and then they investigate class topics. Finally, the successes and failures of the activity are discussed and a proposal is made to take advantage of this tool in the future.
Short Paper
Creative AI Engagement
2024
Annotating Generative AI Outputs: Underscoring the Need for Human Input
Kevin Kennedy
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Framingham State University, USA
This presentation will discuss an exercise to be used at the brainstorming and thesis generative phase of a larger assignment. In this assignment, the instructor provides AI-generated responses to brainstorming questions, which are uploaded so students can annotate, ask questions, and think about what might be missing from the AI's outputs. The specific example provided will be from a college freshmen writing and research course that asks students to consider possible research topics and begin to think critically about their academic interests and research.
Video Presentation
Applying AI in Education
2024
Artificial Intelligence and Personal Engagement: A Case Study of Three Course Re-design Decisions by a Humanities Teaching Team
Connie Steel
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Yale University, USA
In Spring 2023, faculty decided to overhaul Yale’s popular ten years old Life Worth Living elective course in which students pursue questions of existential meaning. The teaching team viewed the proliferation of limited and generative artificial intelligence as an opportunity to revisit basic assumptions about what makes a Humanities seminar successful. This case study spotlights the principle of student personal engagement as a guiding factor in decisions involving appropriate use of artificial intelligence in the syllabus honor code policy and participation grading in the re-designed Life Worth Living course.
Video Presentation
Creative AI Engagement
2024
Building Robust and Dynamic Educational Strategies for the 21st Century: Integrating Collaboration, Technology, and Real-World Applications
Pramila Gamage
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University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Roshan Ragel
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University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
In the era of AI and technological advancements, fostering flexible collaboration is essential for both students and educators. This abstract advocates for a dynamic, robust learning environment enhanced by integrating technological advancements and real-world applications through problem-based learning. This strategy emphasises a holistic approach to education, advocating for the use of platforms like Perusall for clear role delineation and the evaluation of key personal and academic attributes. By introducing industry professionals and lecturers from diverse, interconnected disciplines, it aims to bridge theoretical learning with practical, real-world applications. Furthermore, incorporating top performers from previous cohorts as casual tutors is proposed as a means to enhance team performance through improved collaboration, leveraging the diverse roles within the Perusall ecosystem to foster a dynamic and interactive learning environment. A mixed-methods approach assesses these strategies' impact, aiming to enhance educational adaptability, relevance, and effectiveness, thus preparing individuals for future complexities.
Short Paper
Ethical AI and Policy Considerations
2024
Can Perusall, Generative AI, Textbooks, and Teachers Co-Exist?
Ted Clark
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The Ohio State University, USA
Many users of Perusall have already considered how this technology can support student use of a textbook, and have also considered how combining Perusall with a textbook influences their role as teacher. With Generative AI, another variable has now been added and teachers must consider how they can improve their course with this new technology. In this video presentation, Generative AI is viewed as an “agent to think with” and it is described how ChatGPT be used generate interactive “Confusion Reports” that inform instruction in ways the standard output from Perusall does not.
Video Presentation
Effective Use of Perusall in the Age of AI
2024
Does Perusall Help to Improve Pre-reading in Undergraduate and Graduate Classrooms?
Anusha Balangoda
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University of Pittsburgh, USA
Perusall, as a virtual, social, collaborative platform, encourages students to read assigned journal articles while connecting with their peers outside the classroom. The chat feature on Perusall enables students to receive live feedback while reading materials and motivates them to connect with their peers. Undergraduate and graduate students have been tasked with reading journal articles outside the classroom and are assigned to complete each article before each class for one semester. Students have read before the class, and Perusall improved students’ pre-reading on assigned articles to save the class meeting time for more active learning activities and student-led group discussions.
Video Presentation
Effective Use of Perusall in the Age of AI
2024
Empowering Teaching Practices: Insights from Evidence-Based Education Workshops using Perusall at a Mexican University
Maura Pompa-Mansilla
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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Mario Benavides-Lara
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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
Melchor Sanchez-Mendiola
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Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico
This paper outlines a faculty development initiative centered on two evidence-based education (EBE) interdisciplinary workshops, employing quantitative and qualitative approaches. These workshops utilize Perusall, to assist faculty members at Mexico's largest public university in leveraging scientific evidence from literature to inform and enhance their teaching practices. To date, we’ve had 663 participants enrolled in Perusall, with an encouraging 70% of them actively engaging through comments on the reading materials. We have found that as the complexity of the texts increases, there's a decline in both the number of participants and the frequency of comments.
Short Paper
Effective Use of Perusall in the Age of AI
2024
Enhancing the Dissertation Journey: Leveraging AI for Academic Success
Joanna Alcruz
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Molloy University, USA
Mubina Schroeder
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Molloy University, USA
This paper explores integrating innovative AI tools like Grammarly or ScholarAI into the dissertation writing process. It outlines how these technologies can transform and enhance the clarity and mechanics of writing. Furthermore, these tools can assist in narrowing down their topic, identifying the literature for review and potential research gaps, guiding through the research design and data analysis mechanics, and reference management. This paper demonstrates the potential of AI to not only streamline elements of academic writing but also foster a deeper understanding of the subject matter and build expertise, ultimately leading students to academic success.
Short Paper
Applying AI in Education
2024
Exploring asynchronous video interactions in the undergraduate health sciences flipped classrooms
Laura Banks
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Ontario Tech University, Canada
Robin Kay
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Ontario Tech University, Canada
This flipped classroom study explored student satisfaction with asynchronous lecture video recording interactions on Perusall. An anonymous, mixed-methods survey revealed that nearly 75% of respondents had a positive perception of watching the pre-recorded videos in Perusall. About 50% of respondents positively perceived reading/writing/answering annotations, having assignment deadlines, upvoting, and watching an introductory “how to” video. Second-year students were more satisfied with asynchronous lecture video interactions than first-year students, particularly with watching pre-record videos on Perusall (Cohen’s d=0.92). Additional research is needed to understand the influence of demographic factors on student satisfaction with Perusall.
Short Paper
Effective Use of Perusall in the Age of AI
2024
From Passive to Active: Harnessing AI for Dynamic Online Education
Narine Hall
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InSpace Proximity, Inc., USA
Discover how artificial intelligence (AI) is reshaping online education, and can restore active learning and social interaction at scale. Explore the integration of AI-powered tools, preparing students for an AI-augmented workforce. Uncover the potential of personalized learning experiences, tailored to individual interests and pacing. Addressing the challenge of isolation in online learning, deliberate inclusion of social interactions fosters engagement and connection. Join us to explore the future of education, where adaptability, collaboration, and lifelong learning are paramount in navigating technological advancements and shaping successful career trajectories.
Video Presentation
Creative AI Engagement
2024
From a menace to academic integrity to an opportunity for academic innovation: how to use ChatGPT in the history classroom
Shu Wan
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University at Buffalo, USA
Based on pedagogical experiments in history courses at the University at Buffalo, this presentation aims to explore how to introduce this new technology, instruct its "threat" to academic integrity in the classroom, and implement it in the integration of digital humanities into the classroom.
Short Paper
Applying AI in Education
2024
Gen AI as an ally in the Humanities classroom: activating students with Perusall at Introduction to Culture and Literature
Pablo Valdivia
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University of Groningen, Netherlands
Clara Ciopata
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University of Groningen, Netherlands
Perusall can be a valuable ally for instructors in the Humanities classroom, as it can promote active reading, critical thinking, and student collaboration. It can also give instructors valuable insights into their students' learning and allow them to adjust their teaching accordingly. In this presentation, we will share our practices for successfully incorporating Gen AI into the classroom and improving the quality of education while facilitating higher long-term memory retention, better student-centered learning, and hands-on applications that efficiently bridge the gap between theory and practice.
Video Presentation
Effective Use of Perusall in the Age of AI
2024
How Do I Read Thee... Let Me Count the Ways: Encouraging Active Reading in the Age of Generative AI
Nathan Conkle
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Sierra College, USA
As teachers grapple with how to create “AI” proof assignments, Perusall offers teachers an opportunity to bring the “human” back into the reading and writing process. In this teaching demonstration, I will model how to use an on-ground gallery walk (or the use of Jamboard for online courses) to encourage students to make “schema connections” with texts and how to transfer those “schema connections” into active engagement with Perusall. In this way, teachers can use Perusall to introduce the “read-write connection,” guiding students to transform their reading experience of texts into papers that express their unique perspective as individuals.
Video Presentation
Applying AI in Education
2024
I AIn't Afraid of No Ghost-Writer: Why and How We Should Be Incorporating AI Technology to Prepare Students for the Workforce
Danielle Swanson
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Georgia Highlands College, USA
While there are academic concerns regarding the ethics of students using AI, many workplaces are looking for employees skilled in the technology. This session will discuss reasons it is important to incorporate AI into the classroom and include strategies for doing so. The focus will be on preparing students for the reality of a world where AI is abundantly available and regularly used through an engaging and interactive presentation that encourages participants to consider ways they may use the suggested strategies in their own teaching.
Video Presentation
Ethical AI and Policy Considerations
2024
Integrating AI into the Writing Process: A Reflective Approach to Enhance Student Learning
Julie Kozee
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Georgia Highlands College, USA
Discover an innovative approach to incorporating AI in education with "Integrating AI into the Writing Process: A Reflective Approach to Enhance Student Learning." This presentation proposes a strategy that promotes responsible AI usage, enhances critical thinking, and retains student authorship. Aligning with the theme of "Trending Topics in Education & Social Learning," and answering the question, "How can we leverage generative AI to promote learning?" This talk offers a practical framework for educators seeking to balance technology with traditional learning methods.
Video Presentation
Applying AI in Education
2024
Integrating Reflective Writing into AI-Generated Laboratory Reports
Allyson Degrassi
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Shenandoah University, USA
There is a growing concern among faulty that the use of AI by students could negatively affect student learning as students are substituting their work rather than creating it. Students are able to upload laboratory manuals to generate reports, which bypass the learning benefits of writing a laboratory report such as intellectual merit, technical communication, data literacy, and independent thinking. I am proposing to incorporate reflective writing and thinking assignments after students compare original lab reports to AI generated lab reports.
Short Paper
Creative AI Engagement
2024
Learning in the Era of GenAI: Toward a Pedagogy for Social Connectivity
Dax Parcells
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Palm Beach State College, USA
Embark on a journey to redefine education in the age of GenAI. Join us to discover strategies for leveraging AI for enhanced learning,adapting assessments to safeguard against students' reliance on AI, maximizing Perusall's potential in an AI-driven era, and promoting social learning and human connection amidst AI advancements.
Video Presentation
Effective Use of Perusall in the Age of AI
2024
Meme-ing Academic Reading with Perusall
Pavel Vasilyev
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Associate Professor, Department of History
The presentation explores the potential of student-generated memes as a pedagogical tool and as an instrument of community-building in a first-year university level academic reading class. I emphasize that encouraging the students to create class-related memes and include them in their Perusall comments does not necessarily lead to the disruption of scholarly discussion. On the contrary, it helps the students master complex concepts easier and overcome the feelings of disconnectedness and loneliness that may arise in first-year students in a digital learning environment. At the same time, I note some of the potential pitfalls of this approach to education.
Video Presentation
Applying AI in Education
2024
Mrs S' - An AI Chat Bot primary school teacher helping occupational therapy students practice their skills.
Joanne Hinitt
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The University of Sydney, Australia
Kria Coleman
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The University of Sydney, Australia
Danny Liu
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The University of Sydney, Australia
In a second-year occupational therapy workshop class, generative AI was used to enhance student learning. Students employed AI to brainstorm and refine therapy strategies for a client case study. Additionally, they engaged in a role-play activity with 'Mrs S', an AI primary school teacher character, to practice communication skills in realistic scenarios. This approach provided a safe, authentic environment for students to explore AI's potential in professional settings, improving their intervention plans and offering perspectives on ethical and professional AI use in occupational therapy.
Video Presentation
Applying AI in Education
2024
Navigating Decision-Making Junctures: A Flowchart for Writing Generative AI Course Policies
Kirsten Helmer
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University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
Navigating generative AI's integration into curriculum is complex. This session introduces an innovative flowchart guiding educators through critical decision-making junctures as they consider their generative AI course policy. Taking a step-by-step approach that asks educators to reflect on critical questions, educators gain insights into crafting effective AI policies that enhance student compliance while upholding an inclusive learning environment grounded in a trusting and caring relationship between instructors and students. The flowchart also encourages educators to consider how their AI course policy aligns with course learning objectives and how it may impact the learning environment and their relationship with their students.
Video Presentation
Ethical AI and Policy Considerations
2024
Perusall Unleashed: A Marvel-ous Tech Rollout
T. Adam Baldry
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Pima Community College, USA
Brad Butler
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Pima Community College, USA
Lucy Chester
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Pima Community College, USA
Faith Moses
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Pima Community College, USA
In this session learn how we conquered the challenge of rolling out Perusall at Pima Community College. The Academic Learning Technologies (ALT) Team, or ALT Avengers, used our diverse skills, from strategic planning to technical expertise, ensuring success. Informed by pilot survey findings, we meticulously planned, executed, and evaluated our strategy to maximize engagement. In the pre-launch phase, careful planning and promotion set the stage. Post-launch, 121 hours of instruction enhanced faculty proficiency. Our journey resulted in increased usage, robust support, and stronger collaboration. Join us to discover the power of careful rollout planning in driving your Perusall adoption.
Video Presentation
Creative AI Engagement
2024
Rethinking Professional Development in our AI Era: The University of Mississippi AI Institute for Teachers
Marc Watkins
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University of Mississippi, USA
The AI Institute for Teachers held at the University of Mississippi in July 2023 and in January 2024 helped enhance AI literacy for over 80 faculty across disciplines. The curriculum provided hands-on experience with generative AI tools for text, images, audio, and video, while critically exploring ethical implications like bias and academic integrity challenges. Participants gained pragmatic skills in prompt engineering, using AI writing assistants and reading tools, speech recognition applications, and building chatbots. With AI rapidly advancing sustainable professional development initiatives are crucial for equipping educators to responsibly integrate AI capabilities that can promote creativity and quality learning experiences.
Short Paper
Ethical AI and Policy Considerations
2024
That's Incorrect and Let Me Tell You Why: A Scalable Assessment to Evaluate Higher Order Thinking Skills
Kyle Maclean
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Western University, Canada
Tiffany Bayley
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Western University, Canada
We introduce a novel type of assessment that allows for efficient grading of higher order thinking skills. In this assessment, a student reviews and corrects a technical memo that has errors in its formulation or process. To overcome the grading challenges imposed by essay-type responses in large undergraduate courses, we provide a Visual Basic for Applications Excel tool for instructors, ensuring efficient grading of student submissions. We report our experience using it in a multisection introductory business analytics course over several years and present survey-based evidence indicating that students perceive it to be clear and beneficial for learning.
Video Presentation
Applying AI in Education
2024
Three questions that can change teaching and learning in the age of generative AI
Sharon Lauricella
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Ontario Tech University, Canada
This presentation will introduce three simple yet transformative questions that educators can ask themselves while creating lessons, activities, and assessments. Attendees of this video session will be provided with inspiration for creating non-disposable learning materials that are fun, meaningful, and invite ethical use of generative AI. All academic disciplines welcome!
Video Presentation
Creative AI Engagement
2024
Tools for discouraging cheating & encouraging learning on formative assessments
Phoebe Jackson
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John Abbott College, Canada
Both a challenge and an opportunity, generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) forces us to rethink our assessment practices. If the misuse of GenAI means students aren’t benefitting from certain formative assessments, do we give them up? Or can we find a better way forward? In this session, a college physics teacher discusses her struggles and successes dealing with the increasing misuse of GenAI. As part of a multipronged approach, an activity is shared that is designed to help students better understand the effects of using vs. misusing ChatGPT and other GenAI for formative writing tasks such as Perusall.
Video Presentation
Ethical AI and Policy Considerations
2024
Transforming Education in the Age of Generative AI
Maha Daoud
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McGill University, Canada
In the last couple of years, technology has evolved rapidly. As educators, we need to adapt and change accordingly. Putting learning into practice makes it fun, increases the involvement from participants and provide them chances to use what they have learned in a more applied manner. It is interesting to apply the experiential learning for students based on generative AI. We can start changing our assessments strategies to leverage generative AI as a learning tool.
Video Presentation
Applying AI in Education
2024
Using Generative AI to Create Open Education Resources for use with Perusall
Roy Wood
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Northeastern State University, USA
The author has recently developed an Open Education Resource (OER) textbook utilizing ChatGPT. The textbook is currently being employed alongside Perusall in an Information Systems course at the graduate level. This presentation will outline the obstacles faced and the most effective methods uncovered when utilizing generative AI to produce an OER textbook.
Video Presentation
Creative AI Engagement
2024
Using Large Language Models (LLM) to Generate Quizzes in Perusall
Lauren Kelley
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University of Delaware, USA
Nazim Karaca
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University of Delaware, USA
This paper proposes hybrid intelligence as a strategy for collaborative learning experiences in Perusall discussions and assessments. This partnership would integrate faculty expertise with language models like ChatGPT for generating inclusive question banks aligned with Bloom’s taxonomy to reduce faculty workload. This alliance strives to curate authentic assessments and encourage critical thinking. This framework would promote faculty-facilitated question creation and students’ responsible use of AI in crafting reflective responses. The authors argue this streamlined approach improves the quality of students’ contribution to assignments while providing them with skills for navigating the future of an AI-enhanced workforce.
Short Paper
Effective Use of Perusall in the Age of AI
2024
What I Learned by Assigning Generative AI and How You Can Do It, Too
Dennis Cheatham
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Miami University, USA
This presentation reports my experience and recommendations on teaching generative AI to enhance learners’ creativity, develop critical thinking, and introduce unexpected uses for these new technologies. Since 2023, I have taught students ways to use generative AI in undergraduate courses at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. I will share details about assignment parameters, in-class processes, and work outcomes in this session. Participants will gain insights into how they can integrate generative AI use into their assignments at multiple stages of the problem-solving process in any discipline.
Video Presentation
Ethical AI and Policy Considerations
2024
Widening Participation in The Digital Age: Embracing Ai and Equity-Centric Communications to Enhance First-Year Tertiary Students’ Engagement and Sense Of Belonging
Nathalie Wierdak
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University of Otago, New Zealand
The transition to university poses significant challenges for students from underrepresented groups. These challenges are intensified by marginalisation, which disproportionately affects students, making the academic environment seem unwelcoming and discouraging their engagement with faculty. To address these issues, equity-based prompts focusing on widening participation, fostering a sense of belonging, and culturally responsive teaching have been developed. Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) was used in two areas: tailoring communications and streamlining assessment instructions.The preliminary outcomes indicate progress towards improving the academic achievements of underrepresented students in the New Zealand context (Māori and Pasifika).
Video Presentation
Ethical AI and Policy Considerations