Artificial Intelligence in Education


D2L Adds AI-Based Plagiarism Detection via Partnership with Copyleaks

D2L has partnered with Copyleaks to bring AI-based plagiarism detection integration to its D2L Brightspace platform.

Startup Nolej AI Available on Google Classroom

Instructional design company Nolej announced that Nolej AI is now available on Google Classroom. The OpenAI-based commercial authoring tool allows educators to create instructional microlearning content in near real time, the French company said.

PowerSchool Adding Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to Performance Matters and LearningNav

Cloud-based software provider PowerSchool today unveiled a new integration with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service that, starting this fall, will give PowerSchool subscribers access to OpenAI’s large language models within the Performance Matters and LearningNav solutions, which are part of PowerSchool’s Personalized Learning Cloud.

Hallo's New Career and Jobs Platform for Students Features AI-Powered Coach, 'Boris'

Hallo has launched a revamped website for connecting students to career opportunities, and it features a personalized, AI-powered career coach named Boris built on GPT-4 technology, the company said in a news release.

Day of AI K–12 Curriculum Freely Available Online Anytime

Day of AI is an initiative MIT RAISE (Responsible AI for Social Empowerment and Education) developed and teamed up with i2Learning to teach K–12 students at every level what AI is, what it can do, how to use it responsibly, and what career options are available. Each grade-level appropriate curriculum contains about four hours of 30- to 60-minute lessons and activities.

Key Concepts in Designing AI-Based Learning Strategies

A key insight for AI-based learning is that it enables adaptivity, with technology's "ability to meet students where they are, build on their strengths, and grow their knowledge and skills." But the caveat is that adaptivity can sometimes be too specific and limited, and important parts of learning can be left out or insufficiently developed. An important goal is to work "toward AI models that fit the fullness of the visions for learning — and avoid limiting learning to what AI can currently model well."

Report: AI R&D Should Align with ED Recommendations and Focus on Context, Partnership, and Public Policy

As far back as 2010, the National Education Technology Plan (NETP) set a research and development (R&D) challenge for ed tech developers to “create personalized learning systems that continuously improve as they are used.” Now a new report suggests further R&D goals and makes recommendations for AI ed tech developers, keeping in mind a focus on “context sensitivity” for success in educational goals.

Turnitin AI Detector Analyzed 38M Submissions in its First 6 Weeks; Updates Answer Educator Feedback

In the first six weeks of educators using Turnitin’s new AI writing detection feature, the platform processed 38.5 million submissions, finding that 3.5% of those submissions contained more than 80% AI-written text, and just under one-tenth of submissions contained at least 20% AI-written text.

4 'Key Foundations' for AI in Education

Artificial intelligence (AI) is here to stay. The U.S Department of Education has released guidance for the education sector — including potential benefits, warnings about misuses, and principles for developing guidelines at the district level.

RedCritter Launches AI Powered PBIS System

RedCritter has launched CritterCoin, a new automated system for positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) built on ChatGPT.

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