Artificial Intelligence in Education


Report: Generative AI a Top Emerging Risk for Enterprises

Generative AI technologies such as ChatGPT and Google Bard have cracked the top-10 list of emerging risks for enterprises, according to a new report my market research firm Gartner.

AVID Partners with Packback to Offer Free AI Writing Coach to Grades 7–10

Student success preparation company AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) has teamed up with digital writing tutor Packback to provide free access to Packback’s AI-enabled platform for AVID middle and high school teachers through the 2023-24 school year.

44% of Teens Intend to Have AI Do Their Schoolwork This Fall, and 60% Consider This 'Cheating'

In a survey conducted for the Junior Achievement organization in July 2023, of the 1,006 respondents between the ages of 13 and 17 who were polled, nearly half of them said they intend to use AI this fall to do their classwork for them. But most teens consider doing this to be “cheating.”

Governance, Strategy Needed in Enterprise Generative AI Adoption

The current wave of popularity for generative AI is just "scratching the surface." The real impact will be felt in enterprises — including education — which, over the next seven years, will see growth in the hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a new market analysis, "Generative AI Business Outcomes: Identifying Enterprise Commercial Opportunities."

Turnitin AI Detection Rates for 65M Papers Illustrate Pervasiveness in Student Work

Having reviewed over 65 million student papers between the April launch of Turnitin’s AI detection tool through June 30, the company revealed today that over 2 million — or 3.3% of all papers reviewed — were flagged as containing 80% or more text written by AI, according to a news release.

Blackboard Learn Ultra Adds AI-Powered Course-Builder, Progress Tracking

Blackboard Learn Ultra is gaining new AI capabilities, as well as a host of other new features. The AI features will be rolled into production in September, with testing for Blackboard Learn Ultra clients in August.

Parent Assist Link Solutions Intros AI-Driven Early Childhood Intervention Tool

Parent Assist Link Solutions has unveiled its new software to assist parents, educators, and providers with early childhood (0-5 years) intervention information and tracking. The software is driven by AI and machine learning digital bots that can work on devices such as Amazon Echo and Apple Watch.

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.

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