Schools Embrace AI Integration in Curriculum Overhaul

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  • Schools’ AI in the classroom is to support students’ study more efficiently.
  • AI-powered tools like LiFT brand itself as leadership talent builders.
  • The professors believe that AI will impact better jobs and those that may be gone.

In the fast-changing technological environment, many schools and colleges are redesigning the curriculum to encompass AI in different disciplines. This purposeful change aligns pupils with abilities that fit the needs of the job sector.

The transformation of educational implications that American University’s Kogod School of Business sets cue is unparalleled. Dean David Marchick stresses AI-focused education that will apply artificial intelligence to every class and learning opportunity in the school. Kogod will implement a 20-class plan that will cover all the issues in this field. It will focus on forensic accounting and marketing. Kogod will help students thoroughly understand the various AI-related issues in different business departments.

AI-powered tools enhance soft skills development

Furthermore, faculty members use AI’s resources to cultivate the students’ “soft” skills. Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa from Columbia Business School—along with LiFT—launched an artificial intelligence­powered leadership tool that enables people to make the right decisions in a stressful environment. Having already gone through multiple years of teaching, LiFT has been reworked so that it now delivers to users suitably personalized advice on adjusting communication and mastering interpersonal abilities.

With employers increasingly prioritizing having technology skills as needed in business school graduates, educational institutions are pressured to reasonably address the gap between the employers’ demands and students’ readiness. A report (GMAC, 2016) by the Graduate Management Admissions Council shows the gap in employers’ expectations and graduates’ performance regarding smart areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning (ML), and programming. Therefore, community persons are demanding AI teaching in the educational system to fix the problem of students’ unpreparedness that digitalization is causing for the labor market.

Educators encourage reflection on AI’s role in future workforce

Along with Ethan Mollick, the current entrepreneurship and innovation professor at Wharton, the University of Pennsylvania MBA School, introducing students to being proactive and adaptive in the face of AI is a requirement, not an option. Moving an AI-based tool, ChatGPT, Mollick raises the matter of automated responsibilities for students, continuously prompting them for self-reflection on the AI implications in the field of their workability and likely career roads.

On one side, many educators focus on how AI may lead to exciting transformations in the future, while on the other hand, others encourage a more cautious and balanced approach. Wadhwa reiterates the significance of using AI with boldness as opposed to fear and advises students to consider AI to be one of the multiple tools that can lead not only to personal but also professional success. Amongst the various means adopted by educators, they are all outlined in a bid to assist in boosting student’s confidence and determination as they experience many changes in technology and the workplace.
Original story by WSJ

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