Exploring the impact of artificial intelligence on teaching and learning in higher education

Stefan Popenici, Sharon Kerr

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    This paper explores the phenomena of the emergence of the use of artificial intelligence in teaching and learning in higher education. It investigates educational implications of emerging technologies on the way students learn and how institutions teach and evolve. Recent technological advancements and the increasing speed of adopting new technologies in higher education are explored in order to predict the future nature of higher education in a world where artificial intelligence is part of the fabric of our universities. We pinpoint some challenges for institutions of higher education and student learning in the adoption of these technologies for teaching, learning, student support, and administration and explore further directions for research
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number22
    Pages (from-to)1-13
    Number of pages13
    JournalResearch and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2017

    Bibliographical note

    Dr. Stefan Popenici is working at Charles Darwin University as Senior Lecturer in Higher Education and is an Honorary Fellow of the Melbourne Graduate School of Education at the University of Melbourne. He is also Associate Director of the Imaginative Education Research Group at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is an academic with extensive work experience in teaching and learning, governance, research, training, and academic development with universities in Europe, North America, South East Asia, New Zealand, and Australia. Dr. Popenici was a Senior Advisor of Romania’s Minister of Education on educational reform and academic research, a Senior Consultant of the President of De La Salle University Philippines on scholarship and research, and Expert Consultant for various international institutions in education (e.g., Fulbright Commission, Council of Europe). For his exceptional contributions to education and research and strategic leadership, the President of Romania knighted Stefan in the Order “Merit of Education.”

    Sharon Kerr is CEO of Global Access Project, PhD candidate with University of Sydney and Executive member for ODLAA.
    Since 1992 Sharon has worked in the area of technology enhanced learning. Sharon’s focus has been on equity issues associated with access to education.
    As CEO of Global Access Project, Sharon works with major technology players including IBM and NUANCE in association with major universities in the USA, EU, and Canada with the Liberated Learning Consortium. Their focus is to provide information and solutions so that students with a disability can access the full learning experience and achieve their full potential.


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