This week I attended a workshop at ISV with Leon Furze (leonfurze.com) focused on guideline and policy development for schools in the area of Generative AI (GAI) use by both staff and students. Leon presented a balanced view of how GAI will likely impact schools in both positive and negative ways in the foreseeable future. The strongest themes I took away from the day were:
- Most schools will already have policies in place that with some small adjustments will cover them for GAI use to compromise academic integrity.
- Schools need to develop guidelines about GAI use for both staff and students.
- Schools need to provide some high quality Professional Learning for staff about what GAI is and considerations around professional use.
- Schools need to focus on education for students, not in the use of GAI tools but in the ethics and risks of GAI.
- Assessment practice needs to change to give clear parameters about when and how students can use GAI.
I will be sending out some more comprehensive information to schools about these areas in the coming weeks. I will also be sharing some of Leon’s blog posts which are focused on GAI and schools.
Today’s share is Leon discussing why he does not think that Chatbots are not the future for schools. Click here to read.
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