Workshop Explores the Transformative Power of AI in Teaching and Learning
In an era marked by rapid technological advancements, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force in various sectors, including education and training. Dr. Hani Al Balushi, lecturer from the English language Centre, presented a workshop titled ‘The Future of Learning: How AI is Transforming Education’ in collaboration with the HR department, on 25th May 2023. Dr. Hani shed light on how AI can reshape teaching and learning, offering a more comprehensive and effective education tailored to individual student needs. The workshop highlighted how AI enables advanced individual and group learning patterns and focused on how the use of applications, tools and programs can help educators analyze digital data and create customized learning paths. Dr. Hani stated that personalized learning experiences are one of the key advantages of AI in education. By analyzing data, AI can identify individual student strengths, weaknesses, and learning preferences, resulting in tailored educational content. This personalized approach enhances engagement, improves knowledge retention, and boosts academic performance. While AI brings promising opportunities to education, challenges also arise. Dr. Hani emphasized the importance of prioritizing privacy and information security when implementing AI. He explained that responsible protection of student data is crucial to building trust and maintaining ethical practices. Furthermore, the workshop addressed the challenges of safeguarding intellectual property in the digital age. AI enables new methods of creating and distributing educational content, necessitating clear guidelines for intellectual property protection. Striking a balance between AI-powered resources and respect for copyright is essential for fostering academic excellence and student success. Dr. Ahmed Al Balushi, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs presented a certificate of appreciation to Dr Hani, for presenting an insightful workshop to staff at UTAS Shinas.