The Symmetrical Power of AI in Assessments

Large language models (LLMs) make it possible for faculty to rapidly create a wide range of formative and summative assessments for their students. And, as we hear about so often, students can also use LLMs to write their essays and complete other assignments. (Apparently, when faculty use AI to create assignments, it’s a “productivity gain.” … Read more

Toward a Definition of Open Source AI

The Open Source Initiative, which has been the steward of the Open Source Definition since 1998, is leading a multi-stakeholder initiative to define Open Source AI. The definition is currently in its eighth draft, with the goal of finalizing the definition by October, 2024. There are only a few families of models that would qualify … Read more

Information Age vs Generation Age Technologies for Learning

It is absolutely critical that everyone who cares about technology-mediated learning understand this point. There is a seismic shift in perspective necessary from pre-generative AI technologies to generative AI technologies. It requires changes in the way we think about everything – from pedagogy to supporting infrastructure. I’ve been writing and speaking about this for months … Read more