Using AI as a homework assistant: – Clearly the future of learning – NRK Troms and Finnmark

Using AI as a homework assistant: – Clearly the future of learning – NRK Troms and Finnmark

– In our school, the Internet has been completely closed to the use of artificial intelligence. We think it's a shame that a tool that's here to stay is shutting down. We want it to be a resource, not something dangerous that needs to be removed.

This is what Karen Marie Funding Lister, Managing Director of youth company MAI Learning, says.

In collaboration with Iris Cordelia Dal Bittin and Ina Christensen Vaga, she hopes that their company will contribute to removing the stigma around the use of artificial intelligence in schools.

– MAI Learning are educational videos where we inform young people about how to use AI in a source-based way in education, says Funding Lyster.

– It is a type of help with homework for those who do not have it at home.

After a student watches a video about a topic, they are given the task of writing to ChatGPT to test their knowledge.

Photo: Hanne Wilhelms/NRK

Through videos on the topics and follow-up activities with ChatGPT, they now offer science courses built around high school competency goals.

Christensen Vaga believes that artificial intelligence can be a great support for students who do not have other people around them who can explain concepts.

– But you can, for example, ask ChatGPT to create a sample around the cells. Then the student can test his knowledge and see what is lacking, without having family to help him.

– The whole concept is to learn how to ask questions on the machine, so that you can use it in school, but also outside of it, says Finance Desires.

– Learn the future

Morten Goodwin, professor of artificial intelligence at Agder University, believes this is a very innovative way to use artificial intelligence.

– It is clearly the future of learning. The fact that we are taking this new technology into all forms of schools, from kindergarten to university level, I am absolutely convinced that it is the future.

-These three are really interested in something future-oriented.

He believes that artificial intelligence makes it possible to personalize education in a completely new way by adapting tasks to students' interests.

– A student who is tired of school can be assigned an AI-generated task that combines sailing and Queen's Band, because that is what the student is interested in.

Morten Goodwin, Professor at Agder University

Morten Goodwin is a professor at Agder University.

Photo: John Inge Johansen

Fraud technology

There is still a lot of skepticism about artificial intelligence in schools. Students have been caught cheating on ChatGPT, while one in five students say they actively use AI at school.

Goodwin thinks there's good reason to be a little skeptical of new technology.

– I understand very well that there is a problem with the Norwegian subject, for example, which only has a written assessment. It is then very difficult to know whether the AI ​​wrote the mission.

He believes that teachers should show students how to use AI correctly.

– For example, have students use AI to ask: “How could I write this text better?”

My learning

Karen Marie offers to fund Leicester on the Youth Company website.

Photo: Hanne Wilhelms/NRK

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Young entrepreneurs in East Finnmark realize that one must be critical of the source when using artificial intelligence.

– At the beginning of the courses we have a safety video. You never know whether the information you get is correct or not, but the same also applies to the Internet. How can you trust that what you are getting is correct? Source criticism is very central here, says Christensen Vaga.

-So students still have to check themselves?

– Yes, they definitely should. Criticizing sources is an ability that will likely always be very essential for students, and we believe there is nothing that AI can replace.

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