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Should Schools Ban AI?

Equity: Levelling the Playing Field

The educational landscape is evolving rapidly, and it's crucial to consider how to integrate AI literacy into the academic curriculum.

Banning AI tools in the classroom is not a viable solution for any education system that seeks to prepare students for the future. Instead, schools should aim to provide all students with access to AI tools, except where age restrictions or specific data and security concerns dictate otherwise.

Implementing general bans on AI tools only increases the digital divide, creating a further divide between students who have independent access to AI through personal devices and those who rely on school or community resources. In an age dominated by innovation and technology, addressing the digital divide starts with ensuring equitable access to the internet, smart devices, and fostering basic digital literacy skills.

Embracing AI in the classroom can help bridge educational gaps, enhance personalised learning, and prepare students for a future where AI plays an increasingly integral role in various aspects of their lives.

AI will play a significant role in shaping your students’ careers, future prospects, and the world they inhabit. Therefore, it's essential to provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the world effectively.

How Can AI Improve Learning Outcomes?

Generative AI tools have the potential to enrich learning experiences by personalising education, providing timely feedback, and offering innovative teaching methods. It can cater to individual learning styles and enhance the overall quality of learning.

Personalise: You can utilise it to tailor instructions to each student, adding their interests and learning styles, and create customised learning paths.

Adaptive: In the event that a student finds instructions difficult to understand, generative AI tools can adjust the instructions to the appropriate level.

Feedback: We can teach students to ask AI tools to provide immediate and personalised feedback on their work. This feedback can help students identify their strengths and weaknesses and improve their learning.

Automation: Many educators' tasks can be time-consuming. Using AI tools can help you craft lesson plans, activities, and homework.

Accessibility: Some tools are useful for students with different learning styles such as text-to-speech services, auto-captions, and simplifying complex concepts.


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