From generative AI platforms to adaptive learning programs and more precise feedback, AI is rapidly changing opportunities in teaching and learning. The use of AI in learning is also sparking challenging questions about what is taught and how and what kind of data needs to be collected. The Stanford Accelerator for Learning is leaning into this space by providing new research, learning, and convening opportunities that bring together talent from across education, science, and technology to chart an ethical, informed, and exciting path for the future.
Generative AI is artificial intelligence that can generate novel content by using existing text, audio files, or images. Generative AI has now reached a tipping point where it can produce high quality output that can support many different kinds of tasks. For example, ChatGPT can write essays and code, DALL-E can create images and art, while other forms of generative AI can produce recipes, music, and videos. These new forms of generative AI have the capacity to change how we think, create, teach, and also learn.
The Stanford Accelerator for Learning is partnering with the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) to fund innovative designs and/or research on critical issues and applications of generative AI in learning contexts.
This seed grant funds early and exploratory stages of this work, such as designs, prototypes, and pilot studies that may have the potential to scale or have broad impact in the future.
Design Workshops with Educators
The Stanford Accelerator for Learning hosts design workshops with educators to facilitate the exchange of information and bridge the gap between research and practice. Educators help inform AI researchers and developers about PK-12’s challenges. They also suggest new areas of research and development to help address critical needs within the education system.
AI and Teaching Writing (Spring/Summer 2022)
Over two sessions, learning and design experts with the Stanford Accelerator for Learning discussed how recent advances in AI language generation and understanding capabilities can help students become more skilled readers and writers.
Exploring Generative AI Tools in Classrooms (Winter 2023)
The Stanford Accelerator for Learning and the Stanford d.school brought educators together in an interactive conversation to elevate key possibilities, questions and concerns sparked by ChatGPT. The virtual session asks how generative AI can advance teaching and learning in an ethical, equitable, and safe manner. The input and ideas from educators will be critical in shaping future research and design in service of teaching and learning.
The Curricular Resources about AI for Teaching (CRAFT) project is building resources to teach AI literacies for high school and college instructors and assembling them into a full curriculum that will be deployed in a course with the National Educational Equity Lab offered in Fall 2023.
AI + Education
How can artificial intelligence enhance learning and support those in teaching roles? The Stanford Accelerator for Learning explores the possibilities and pitfalls through this interdisciplinary project on AI in education.