Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The AI-Augmented Nonteaching Academic in Higher Ed - Ray Schroeder, Inside Higher Ed

In the previous edition of Online: Trending Now, we looked at the artificial intelligence (AI) tools and activities of the AI-augmented professor. Yet there are more staff members who support the learning process at most universities than there are those who directly teach the students. Let’s take a look at how AI will facilitate the work of the instructional designers, researchers, administrators and other nonteaching professionals in colleges and universities this fall. This comes in the context of Microsoft and LinkedIn’s 2024 Work Trend Index Report which surveyed some 31,000 people across 31 countries, uncovering rather surprising facts along the way. Bret Kinsella writes in Synthedia: “The report found that 78 percent of knowledge workers bring their own AI (BYOAI) to work.