Foster AI Fluency by Converting Student Assignments

Your Name and Title: Kevin Yee, Director of the Faculty Center

School, Library, or Organization Name: University of Central Florida

Co-Presenter Name(s): Laurie Uttich, Instructional Specialist

Area of the World from Which You Will Present: USA (Florida)

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience(s): Front-line college faculty, K-12 teachers, offices that support faculty/pedagogy

Short Session Description (one line): To be workforce-ready, students will need to learn how AI works, how to use it, and how to add human value to its output. In this presentation, we'll show how to convert assignments that will guide students down the path to AI Fluency.

Full Session Description (as long as you would like): As many pundits have pointed out by now, Generative AI (GenAI) will be transformative for the working world, the workforce, and therefore the training that prepares future workers. To be a viable member of that future (if not present) workforce, students will need marketable skills and experience with GenAI. Anyone who simply performs at the level of GenAI will be replaced by GenAI. Only those who know how to use and add human value to it – both through effective inputs and prompts, and through evaluating AI outputs – will become highly sought after workers. As educators, we’re called to prepare students for this quickly evolving world by teaching AI Fluency. We define this is as: understanding how AI works, deciding when to use AI (and when not to), valuing AI (you won’t be valued too much as an employee if you hate a primary tool of efficiency), applying effective prompt engineering methods, displaying digital adaptability (since learning new AI tools will be a lifelong requirement), evaluating AI output, and adding human value. The final two are items where educators can have the most impact on students, by crafting assignments that require students to go beyond AI outputs. We will show a number of such assignments, and link to a free resource where participants can view dozens more.

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