Various AI-based technologies are entering the world of education (“AI EdTech”) at an accelerating pace. The introduction of AI EdTech promises to improve learning. However, initial case studies reveal significant ethical and legal risks ranging from bias to privacy threats. Decision-makers struggle to manage these risks systematically and holistically, given the lack of best practice guidance and specific legislation. To fill this gap and foster AI ethics literacy, this project’s principal focus is to develop practical guidance for decision-makers to help them navigate through the process of ethical decision-making in applying AI EdTech. Guided by a set of interdisciplinary research questions, the project works with iterative and agile design-based methods. It will work with current decision-makers to evaluate outcomes through qualitative and quantitive approaches. The expected results are
(1) a tailored risk management framework for assessing risks in AI EdTech,
(2) an AI EdTech Dashboard for qualified engagement with AI EdTEch education scenarios (“vignettes”), functionalities, and ethical/legal risks, and
(3) a design guide for AI ethics literacy.
The project’s impact will contribute to AI ethics literacy relevant to intersectional audiences.
Practicing AI Ethics Literacy
The 10 Practicing AI Ethics Literacy scenarios show examples of how AI technologies could be used in educational contexts and encourage engagement with AI ethics principles. The scenarios are based on selected reports of how AI technologies have been envisioned for educational settings in student-centered ways. We designed the scenarios as educational tools to facilitate much-needed conversations about ethical issues related to AI tools and technologies in educational settings. The Practicing AI Ethics Literacy scenarios are aimed at fostering AI ethics literacy in relation to a diverse set of AI technologies with different functionalities and associated ethical and legal risks for education. Download the AI Ethics Scenarios Here
The Practicing AI Ethics Literacy scenarios are part of an ongoing project on fostering AI ethics literacy among educators and young people. There are ongoing opportunities to get involved:
Participate in co-design sessions with educators: Fill and submit the Co-Design Interest form to stay in the loop about online events for educators. Workshops will take place from April through July and from September through December 2024.
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