The use of AI in higher education

July 12, 2021
New editorials from Times Higher Education and University Affairs show two sides to the artificial intelligence (AI) in higher education debate. John Ross describes the challenges associated with using AI, including the concern that students may use higher level AI for cheating or plagiarism, and that students may not learn the fundamental skills they need while pursuing their credential. Ross also discusses concerns around equity and the development of algorithms that can identify those who might plagiarize. Glen Farrelly explains that AI can be useful within the postsecondary classroom, as it provides students with access to more support and allows educators to scaffold assignments. Farrelly explains that AI can also be used to provide feedback and interact with students based on their interactions and work. Times Higher Ed | University Affairs (Editorial)