EIA chats to ChatGPT about the future of education

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Everyone is doing it, so we thought we would too. Chat to ChatGPT, we mean.

So we asked ChatGPT question about the future of the education and the answers may inspire you. The key trends that ChatGPT highlighted as the primary shapers of the future of education are

  1. More personalised learning: With advances in technology, it is becoming increasingly possible to tailor education to individual students’ needs, interests, and learning styles. This could mean more adaptive learning platforms, more online tutoring, and more student-driven curricula.
  2. Increased use of AI and automation: AI and automation are already playing a significant role in education, from grading papers to providing virtual tutors. In the future, we may see even more use of these technologies to enhance and streamline the learning process.
  3. Greater emphasis on soft skills: As technology advances, there is a growing recognition that certain soft skills, such as creativity, critical thinking, and emotional intelligence, will be even more important for success in the workplace. Education may shift to focus more on developing these skills.
  4. More lifelong learning: With the pace of technological change and the shifting nature of the job market, it is likely that people will need to continue learning throughout their lives. Education may become more flexible and accessible, allowing people to upskill and reskill as needed.

When our academic board designed and approved the new courses of EIA, we recognised that preparing our student for the world of tomorrow requires methods that are different to the past. Today, it’s generative artificial intelligence (AI) programs like ChatGPT and DALL-E that are shaping the future of work and education and challenging the way that we teach and assess student learning.

Leon Sterling, the Chair of EIA Academic Board, says, “An important perspective for students to understand are the strengths and limitations of programs such as ChatGPT. While the texts are impressive, they are based on a statistical model of text generation, not an understanding of context. ChatGPT could make inappropriate and erroneous comments. Our education needs to ensure that students have the capacity to critique texts generated by AI.”

So far EIA and ChatGPT are very aligned. We believe as an education provider, to make our student future-ready in an era of AI, we need to incorporate followings in the education:

1.         Incorporating AI and related technologies in the curriculum – Teach students the basics of AI, machine learning, and related technologies. This will help them understand how AI is transforming various industries.

2.         Developing skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving – Graduates must be equipped with skills that AI and other technologies cannot automate.

3.         Encouraging hands-on experience – Provide students with opportunities to work on real-world projects and gain hands-on experience.

4.         Emphasizing ethical considerations – AI is transforming the world and education providers must ensure that graduates understand the ethical considerations involved with AI and related technologies.

5.         Promoting interdisciplinary learning – In an era of AI, it is important for graduates to have a broad understanding of the impact AI is having on different industries and society as a whole. This can be achieved through interdisciplinary learning.

We are excited to continue working with our students to get ready to succeed in the a world increasingly shaped by AI.