Generative AI has already begun to reshape how professional organizations operate. To prepare students for the future of work, higher ed institutions need to expose students to this technology in the classroom and teach them how to use it properly and responsibly– but many aren’t sure where to start.
In the second installment of our Generative AI in Education fireside chat series, learning technology expert Brian K. Smith, The Honorable David S. Nelson Chair and Associate Dean at Boston College, shares his perspective on how generative AI can best be integrated into the student learning experience.
Brian K Smith is the Honorable David S. Nelson Professor and Associate Dean of Research at Boston College's Lynch School of Education and Human Development. His research interests include the design of computer-based learning environments, human-computer interaction, design sciences, out-of-school learning, and computer science education. His work spans the development of novel learning technologies to considerations of the socio-technical implications of those technologies. He was also instrumental in developing the STEM to STEAM initiative while working at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Shane Collins leads Grammarly’s Brand and Product Communications team. He started his career working on the iconic “What Happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas” campaign and has since parlayed his experience to Silicon Valley, where he’s worked on Fortune 500 brands like Microsoft to Khan Academy. Shane holds a Master’s Degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor’s Degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he also taught media planning and buying as an adjunct professor.