Introduction to Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Education

2 Units

Course Description

Using Artificial Intelligence as a Teaching Tool in the Classroom

This course explores the innovative integration of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies in the modern classroom environment. Educators will learn about the new pedagogy of an AI-integrated classroom. With a focus on creating dynamic, student-centered learning experiences, participants will learn how to leverage AI tools to optimize teaching practices, personalize instruction, and empower student engagement. Through hands-on activities, case studies, and collaborative projects, educators will gain practical skills in designing and implementing AI-driven educational strategies tailored to diverse learning needs. Additionally, ethical considerations, privacy concerns, and equity implications associated with AI integration in classrooms will be critically examined. Educators will redesign, adapt, and retool current curriculums to promote the responsible and transparent use of AI to support all learners


  • Understand the concept of an integrated AI classroom and its potential impact on teaching and learning
  • Explore various AI technologies and tools applicable to classroom environments, such as intelligent tutoring systems, chatbots, and adaptive learning platforms
  • Develop strategies for effectively integrating AI into instructional design to enhance student engagement and academic achievement
  • Learn techniques for leveraging AI to personalize learning experiences and cater to individual student needs
  • Gain insights into data-driven decision-making processes and the role of AI analytics in optimizing educational outcomes
  • Evaluate ethical considerations and privacy concerns related to AI integration in educational settings

Course Details

Number or Units: 2.0 graduate level extension credit(s) in semester hours

Who Should Attend: This course provides continuing education for education professionals that are interested in leveraging AI to enhance teaching and learning experiences.  This includes K-12 educators, instructional designers, educational technologists, and policymakers.

Required Materials:

  • You will need access to the Internet.
  • You will need to create or have a ChatGPT account from OpenAI,

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What You Will Learn

  • Equip students with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to understand, evaluate, and leverage AI technologies to improve teaching and learning outcomes in educational settings
  • Gain a solid understanding of key concepts related to artificial intelligence and its applications in education
  • Develop an awareness of the ethical implications of using AI in educational settings, including issues related to privacy, bias, fairness, transparency, and accountability
  • Critically evaluate AI tools and technologies for their potential applications in educational contexts, considering factors such as effectiveness, efficiency, scalability, and usability


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