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Weekly News Digest

July 20, 2023 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITI’s Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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An Exploration of the Myths, Threats, and Opportunities of AI in Higher Education

The U.K.’s Association of Colleges published a blog post, “Generative AI in Further Education and Skills—The Myths, the Threats and the Opportunities,” by Michael Webb, director of technology and analytics at Jisc’s national centre for AI, which states the following:

From an educational perspective, the rapid emergence and the wider implications of this technology may appear daunting. The key thing is not to panic, but to embrace the opportunities while understanding the challenges. …

As these tools proliferate and regulation for ethical development and usage is enacted, the opportunities to harness generative AI to improve teaching and learning will only increase.

It’s clear that the key to successful use of AI tools in further education is improving the knowledge of generative AI for both staff and learners.

For more information, read the blog post.



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