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How are AI assistants changing higher education?

  • Context: Higher education is changing at an accelerating pace due to the widespread use of digital teaching and emerging technologies. In particular, AI assistants such as ChatGPT pose significant challenges for higher education institutions because they bring change to several areas, such as learning assessments or learning experiences. Objective: Our objective is to discuss the impact of AI assistants in the context of higher education, outline possible changes to the context, and present recommendations for adapting to change. Method: We review related work and develop a conceptual structure that visualizes the role of AI assistants in higher education. Results: The conceptual structure distinguishes between humans, learning, organization, and disruptor, which guides our discussion regarding the implications of AI assistant usage in higher education. The discussion is based on evidence from related literature. Conclusion: AI assistants will change the context of higher education in a disruptive manner, and the tipping point for this transformation has already been reached. It is in our hands to shape this transformation.

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Author:Eva-Maria Schön, Michael NeumannORCiD, Christina Hofmann-Stölting, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Maria Rauschenberger
DOI original:https://doi.org/10.3389/fcomp.2023.1208550
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in Computer Science
Publisher:Frontiers Media S.A.
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2023
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Hannover
Release Date:2023/08/17
Tag:AI; agile values; disruption; higher education
GND Keyword:Künstliche Intelligenz; ChatGPT; Höheres Bildungswesen
Page Number:9
Link to catalogue:1858817781
DDC classes:370 Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
004 Informatik
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY - Namensnennung 4.0 International