Min Kyu Kim, assistant professor in Learning Sciences, co-authored an article for Frontiers in Education.
The article is titled “Teacher’s perceptions of using an artificial intelligence-based educational tool. Frontiers in Education, 7(755914), 1-13.”
We asked Kim some questions about his work.
How does this publication help with your research goals and/or interests?
This study is aligned with my research goal to design technology-enhanced learning environments that deepen learner engagement. This study leveraged Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to scaffold students to write sound academic arguments associated with their own disciplines. Specifically, we were interested in how teachers perceived the value of an AI-enhanced scaffolding system. The successful implementation of new instructional technologies is closely related to the teachers’ attitudes toward using the technology. This study is paired with the previous article that investigated students’ experience in the same AI-augmented technology published in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education.
Summarize your topic:
Efforts have constantly been made to incorporate AI into teaching and learning; however, the successful implementation of new instructional technologies is closely related to the attitudes of the teachers who lead the lesson. Teachers’ perceptions of AI utilization have only been investigated by only few scholars due to an overall lack of experience of teachers regarding how AI can be utilized in the classroom as well as no specific idea of what AI-adopted tools would be like. This study investigated how teachers perceived an AI-enhanced scaffolding system developed to support students’ scientific writing for STEM education. Results revealed that most STEM teachers positively experienced AI as a source for superior scaffolding. On the other hand, they also raised the possibility of several issues caused by using AI such as the change in the role played by the teachers in the classroom and the transparency of the decisions made by the AI system. These results can be used as a foundation for which to create guidelines for the future integration of AI with STEM education in schools, since it reports teachers’ experiences utilizing the system and various considerations regarding its implementation.”
Are there other people to be credited?
Nam Ju Kim, assistant professor at the University of Miami.