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Will artificial intelligence change the face of higher education (and has it already?) This panel discussion will highlight different perspectives on the impact of large language models like ChatGPT and DALL-E 2 on teaching and learning in higher education, including challenges and potential opportunities. Our student, faculty and staff panelists will share their thoughts and experiences with these emerging technologies, explore how they intersect with academic integrity, and reserve plenty of time for questions and comments from attendees.

This panel will take place in the Lincoln Park Room (J301).

All MRU community members are welcome!

Panelists:

Brooks DeCillia spent 20 years reporting and producing news at CBC. These days, he's an assistant professor with Mount Royal University's School of Communication Studies. Part of his research exploring misinformation, disinformation, and public opinion relies on machine learning.

Katelyn Eslinger is a mature student who was raised in the 'bustling metropolis' of Sundre, Alberta. As the daughter of an English teacher, she is interested in exploring academic integrity from the perspective of both students and educators. Katelyn has a passion for literary analysis and a particular interest in the interaction between artificial intelligence and creativity.

Robin Randall grew up in the town of Drinkwater, SK, population 60. He is a 2008 Olympian with a bachelor's degree in political science and a minor in philosophy. Robin has been passionate about working in accessibility since he joined the Access and Inclusion Services in 2018, where he currently serves as Assistive Technology Advisor.

Marc Schroeder has taught computer science at Mount Royal for over two decades. In addition to his role as an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Computing, he recently returned to post-secondary education as a student: He is currently a PhD candidate in Educational Research (Learning Sciences specialization) at the University of Calgary's Werklund School of Education.

Taylor Stevens has worn a number of library “hats”. Starting her career as a high school librarian, she has since worked in technology research and development and now specializes in copyright and higher education. Taylor’s work focuses on the legal and ethical use of creative works in the educational context. These interests drive both her role as MRU’s Copyright Advisor and as a contract instructor in the Information Design department. 

Brad Wrobleski is an experienced instructor, AI researcher, and advocate for the future of design and creativity. He believes that in the coming years designers will work closely with AI agents to create new and innovative products, pushing the boundaries of what is possible with technology. (He is partially intelligent and sentient.)

When:
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 10:00am - 11:15am
Where:
Lincoln Park Room
Presented by:
Student Learning Services & MRU Library

Registration is required. There are 11 seats available.

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