The purpose of this advanced training course is about the mainstreaming of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital education innovations for teachers’ competency development. The course is designed to provide an overview of AI, introduce you to the components of AI and other digital education innovations, explore the ethical and moral uses of AI, and consider how AI may ultimately impact teachers and teacher development.
本课程采用百分制计分，课程的最终成绩由必修资源学习、学习活动（Learning Activity）、模块测评（Module Final Assessment）、直播研讨会、学习成果总结报告等将五部分的得分累加而成。根据任务综合完成情况，颁发优秀和合格两类电子证书。
Welcome to AI and Digital Education Innovations for Teacher Development Overview and Planning Document! We’re glad you’ve joined us to learn more about this exciting and important topic.
This module provides a broad overview of how AI and other digital education innovations may help support students, teachers, and teacher development. We will examine the importance of AI in education from a global context and review major trends impacting education. You will gain better insight into current major digital education innovations and more specifically, what AI is, what it isn’t, and how AI and other digital innovations can benefit education.
Your course authorship team consists of:
Szymon Machajewski, Ph.D
Dr. Szymon Machajewski is a codewright and a gamification sherpa focused on student engagement through learning analytics. Authoring of open source projects such as BbStats and LoginAs was recognized in 2011 with an award in Innovative Code Development and a U.S. patent in e-learning. While teaching Computer Science since 2003, he is certified in Mental Health First Aid and most recently recognized with a national award for Optimising Student Experience and an award for Leading Change in 2021. For his work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, he was invited to the Blackboard Community Leadership Circle, a governance board appointed to lead and influence initiatives for the global education community.
Nicky Mohan, Ed.D
Dr. Nicky Mohan is a global citizen. Born and raised in South Africa, she now shares her time between New Zealand and Canada. Nicky has been a classroom teacher, a school administrator, a university leader, a business sector manager, a corporate trainer, an international speaker, and a global consultant. She worked as the Director of Curriculum for the 21st Century Fluency Group (Canada). She is currently the Managing Partner of the InfoSavvy Group (Canada), and Director and co-founder of SpringBoard21 (USA). Nicky has co-written five books including the award-winning Reinventing Learning for the Always-on Generation, and the bestseller LeaderShift2020: Renewing Our Schools For Modern Times. She served as a member of the Teacher Task Force - UNESCO core working group on ‘The Role of AI in Education’.
George Saltsman, Ed.D
Dr. George Saltsman is an Associate Research Professor in the Center for Doctoral Studies in Educational Leadership and Director of the Center for Educational Innovation and Digital Learning at Lamar University where he works to advance the effectiveness of technology in education. In that pursuit, Dr. Saltsman has delivered over 250 presentations on technology integration and served as an educational consultant to Apple, Google, AT&T, Alcatel-Lucent, Pearson, and numerous ministries of education, NGOs, and corporations during his academic career. As a researcher, Dr. Saltsman has overseen 42 empirical investigations into digital learning working and is co-author of An Administrators Guide to Online Education and multiple other works focused on the integration of technology in education. For his dedication to advancing education he has been appointed as an Apple Distinguished Educator, mobile learning policy advisor to UNESCO, and winner of multiple awards, including Campus Technology Innovator of the Year, Blackboard Catalyst Award, and The New Media Consortium’s Center of Excellence Award.
Prof. Jun Xiao
Prof. Jun Xiao oversees the operation of Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Open Distance Education, Shanghai Open University. His research interests lie in hybrid learning spaces, learning analytics, learner persona, augmented reality, artificial intelligence. He is a Member of China E-learning Technology Standardization Committee, and has undertaken and participated in a dozen of national and provincial level projects. Prof. Xiao has obtained awards for more than 10 scientific research works, and has published over 100 books, articles and reports in the areas of education technology, lifelong learning, and open distance education. He has made substantial contributions to the design of many online and smart learning environments in Shanghai, such as the Shanghai Learning Network, Shanghai Education Resource Center and Mobile MOOC for Teacher Professional Development, and his research findings have effectively informed the design of lifelong learning public service platform for Shanghai citizens. He is now responsible for the construction of the Smart Learning Center of Shanghai Open University, a project which provides an online-merge-online (OMO) smart learning environment for seamless learning.