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Emerging Pedagogies Symposium: Teaching and Learning in the Age of AI

Join Duke Learning Innovation and invited guest Ashok Goel, Professor of Computer Science and Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, along with Matt Hirschey, Director of the Center for Computational Thinking at Duke, for a discussion of the impacts, opportunities and challenges of AI in the realm of teaching, learning and educational research. 

Thinking within and beyond the classroom, we will consider what the growth of AI will mean for courses and curricula, as well as for future workplaces and adult learning. We must prepare students during their time at Duke to use AI efficiently and effectively for career success. Faculty and staff working at Duke, and Duke alumni working around the world, will also need to become skilled in the use of AI to support their lifelong learning and professional growth, as part of keeping Duke in the forefront as an institution.

Come interact with peers from across campus for a day of conversation and inquiry, in three connected sessions:

11 - 11:45 AM

Dr. Ashok Goel keynote address, “Teaching and Learning in the Age of AI”

12 - 1 PM

Lunch with topical roundtable discussions

1:15 - 2 PM Fireside chat with Dr. Ashok Goel and Dr. Matthew Hirschey, followed by audience Q&A. Moderated by Dr. Yakut Gazi.

This event will be held in-person at Duke's Karsh Alumni and Visitor Center. Please register if you plan to attend any portion of the event. There are a limited number of slots for colleagues from outside of Duke.

Duke community members are encouraged to walk or take the campus bus to KAVC. For those coming from other institutions, KAVC parking information is here

We encourage all lunch attendees to bring a reusable drink container if possible, to fill with the beverages provided.

Presenter Biographies

Dr. Ashok K. Goel is a Professor of Computer Science and Human-Centered Computing in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Chief Scientist with Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. For more than thirty-five years, he has conducted research into cognitive systems at the intersection of artificial intelligence and cognitive science with a focus on computational design and creativity. For the last decade or so, much of Dr. Goel’s research has focused on AI in education and education in AI. He is a Fellow of AAAI and the Cognitive Science Society, an editor emeritus of AAAI’s AI Magazine, and a recipient of AAAI’s Outstanding AI Educator Award. Dr. Goel is the Executive Director of the recently established National AI Institute for Adult Learning and Online Education.
Dr. Matthew Hirschey is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition and in the Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at Duke University Medical Center, and is a faculty member of the Duke Institute of Molecular Physiology. His work focuses on different aspects of metabolic control, mitochondrial signaling, and cellular processes regulating human health and disease. He is also the Director of the Center for Computational Thinking, where he works to enable computational education across disciplines. Dr. Hirschey has a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Yakut Gazi is the Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Digital Education at Duke University. In this role, she oversees the offices of Learning Innovation and Continuing Studies, with responsibility for the development and execution of pedagogical innovation and digital education strategies, youth academic enrichment programs, and continuing education and lifelong learning offerings. Previous to this position, she was the Associate Dean for Learning Systems at Georgia Tech Professional Education. Her higher education experience spans almost 29 years in four countries. She served on the Academic Advisory Council for Quality Matters©, is an elected council member and First Vice President of the International Association for Engineering Continuing Education (IACEE), and an at-Large Board Member of the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). Dr. Gazi has a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Texas A&M University, and an M.A. in Educational Sciences and a B.S. in Teaching Chemistry, both from Bogazici University in Turkey. A native of Istanbul, Dr. Gazi is married, with a daughter.
Monday, April 24, 2023
11:00am - 2:00pm
Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center
West Campus
Learning Technologies   Teaching and Learning  
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