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What do students at distance universities think about AI?

Holmes, Wayne and Anastopoulou, Stamatina (2019). What do students at distance universities think about AI? In: Proceedings of the Sixth (2019) ACM Conference on Learning @ Scale - L@S '19, ACM Press, New York, NY, USA, article no. 45.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: https://doi.org/10.1145/3330430.3333659
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Abstract

Algorithms, drawn from Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, are increasingly being used in distance education. However, currently little is known about the attitudes of distance education students to the benefits and risks associated with AI. For example, is AI broadly welcomed by distance education students, thought to be irrelevant, or disliked? Here, we present the initial findings of a survey of students from the UK's largest distance university as a first step towards addressing the question "What do students at distance universities think about AI?" Responses from the 222 contributors suggest that these students do expect AI to be beneficial for their future learning, with more respondents selecting potential benefits than selecting risks. Nonetheless, it is important to extend this exploratory study to students in other universities worldwide, and to other stakeholders.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-6804-2, 978-1-4503-6804-9
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Learning and Teaching Innovation - Academic
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Item ID: 66143
SWORD Depositor: Jisc Publications-Router
Depositing User: Jisc Publications-Router
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2019 08:41
Last Modified: 12 Aug 2019 08:56
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/66143
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