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Learning Bytes: AI Policy Guidelines in Higher Education

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Tips for crafting AI policies in higher education, Texas hosts a prompt-a-thon, and Morehouse College plans for AI teaching assistants.


Welcome to D2L’s Learning Bytes, your hub for bite-sized AI insights tailored for educators. 

Each week, we comb the web and curate the most compelling stories related to artificial intelligence in education. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, or lifelong learner, our 5-minute roundups consolidate the best AI for educators’ content in one convenient spot. 

D2L’s Learning Bytes – July 5, 2024 

How to Craft a Generative AI Use Policy in Higher Education 

Last week, we shared an article about drafting AI policies for K-12 school districts. This week, we’re sharing one for those working in the higher education industry. Over in EdTech Magazine, Tom Mangan writes about the importance of creating policy guidelines for students and staff using generative AI tools ahead of the upcoming fall semester. He also shares practical examples of how universities are navigating a changing industry.  

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UTA, Microsoft Host ‘Prompt-a-Thon’ to Show Texas Educators How to Use AI Tools 

“It was a great opportunity for educators and researchers to learn, grow, and apply AI skills in a collaborative setting.” 

The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) recently hosted the state’s inaugural “Prompt-a-Thon,” where educators and tech experts converged to explore the applications of artificial intelligence (AI) in education. During this invite-only event, researchers, faculty, and educators from both higher education institutions and K-12 schools across Texas came together to crack the code on leveraging AI in classrooms and labs. 

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Morehouse to use AI Teaching Assistants this Fall 

Morehouse College professors are teaming up with technology partner VictoryXR to develop virtual 3D spatial avatars. These avatars will utilize OpenAI for interactive oral conversations with students and will incorporate professor-created content and 3D models to enhance lessons. Students have round-the-clock online access to the avatars, which can communicate in their native language. 

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That’s a wrap for this week. We’ll be taking a pause on publishing learning bytes moving forward but hope you’ve enjoyed this series.

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