2024 Faculty Forum

Faculty Forum 2024

InnovateEDU: Exploring the Future of Learning at BU

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.

George Sherman Union, Ballroom

Join us in this year’s Faculty Forum as we explore the latest trends in innovative pedagogies and emerging technologies that are reshaping the contemporary landscape of education. Connect with fellow faculty, staff, and graduate students and engage in thought-provoking discussions on transformative teaching practices that enhance the residential student experience. From artificial intelligence to inclusive learning strategies, attendees will explore the pedagogies and tools that are redefining the educational experience. This event will also feature engaging e-poster and breakout sessions, delving into topics such as inclusive pedagogy, the classroom as a community, emerging educational technologies, and pedagogical innovations. The day will culminate in a networking session and wine and cheese reception. Don't miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and be inspired!

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Keynote Speaker: Lilach Mollick, Ed.D.

Dr. Lilach Mollick is the Director of Pedagogy at Wharton Interactive. Her work focuses on the development of pedagogical strategies that include artificial intelligence and interactive methodologies. She has worked with Wharton Interactive to develop a wide range of educational tools and games used in classrooms worldwide. She has also written several papers on the uses of AI for teaching and training, and her work on AI has been discussed in publications including The New York Times and Vox. She advises companies and organizations on the advantages and risks of AI in teaching. Lilach holds a Doctorate in education and a Master of Science in professional writing from NYU.

Keynote Address: Practical AI for Educators

Stemming from her work with Wharton Interactive to develop a wide range of educational tools and games used in classrooms worldwide, Mollick will explore the integration of AI in education and its vast potential to transform teaching and learning experiences. For educators, AI serves as a valuable aid by automating tasks like grading, facilitating personalized lesson plans, and streamlining content creation. These tools not only save time but also enable educators to focus on refining teaching strategies. AI's impact on students is equally significant, offering personalized learning paths, virtual assistance through chatbots, and gamified learning experiences. Mollick will also discuss the synergy of AI with human expertise to enhance student learning as well as the benefits and pitfalls of teaching with and about AI technologies.

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Pre-Event Workshop

Exploring the Potential of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning

Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 10am - 12pm
George Sherman Union, Ballroom

In this pre-event workshop, keynote speaker, Dr. Lilach Mollick will focus on exploring the advantages and obstacles associated with employing generative AI in educational settings. Participants will delve into leveraging AI to streamline teaching methods and improve effectiveness.

Learning objective: Gain insights into the benefits and challenges of using generative AI in teaching and learning.

Practice objective: Practice prompting the AI for educational purposes, and evaluating its output for relevance and accuracy.

Key Topics Covered

  1. Teaching with AI: How to use AI to make teaching more effective.
  2. Prompting and Assessing AI Output: Learn how to prompt the AI and assess its outputs for educational purposes.
  3. AI-Pedagogy Integration: Learn how to combine pedagogy with AI to enhance learning experiences.
  4. Student Aids: Explore how to design and test AI exercises for learners

Technical requirements
ChatGPT Plus Subscription
Access to Microsoft’s Bing Chat in Creative Mode (using your Edge browser) (optional)
Access to Anthropic’s Claude (optional)

To express interest in attending this workshop, be sure to register for the Faculty Forum event and complete the workshop interest section of the form.

Event Schedule

12:30 - 1 p.m. Registration

1 – 2:10 p.m. Welcome, Keynote Address and Q&A

2:10 – 2:20 p.m. Transition time

2:20 - 3:20 p.m. Breakout Session I

3:20 – 3:30 p.m. Transition time

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Breakout Session II

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Poster Session and Wine & Cheese Reception

Event Co-Sponsors

Center for Teaching & Learning

Educational Technology

Shipley Center

Academic Assessment

BU Hub

BU Libraries

BU Spark!

BUMC Educational Technology

Center for Innovation in Social Science

Disability & Access Services

Diversity & Inclusion

Educational Resource Center

Foundation Relations

Geddes Language Center

Hariri Institute

The Howard Thurman Center

Information Services & Technology

Learning & Event Technology Services

Newbury Center

Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program