Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an increasingly pervasive technology, transforming industries and altering the way people live and work.
Project Management education is no exception. In recent years, AI has been making inroads into education, promising to revolutionize the way students learn, teachers teach, and educational institutions operate.
My talk draws on my research plus research from students at the University of Sydney, presenting a comprehensive overview of how AI is impacting project management education and highlighting some of the key trends, challenges, and opportunities associated with this transformation.
AI is changing the way teachers teach by providing them with tools and resources to personalize learning and provide students with targeted feedback. For example, AI-powered chatbots can assist students with homework, answer their questions, and provide feedback on their writing. AI can also be used to analyse student data and provide teachers with insights into how individual students are progressing, allowing them to adjust their teaching strategies accordingly.
AI is also transforming the way students learn. Intelligent tutoring systems can provide personalized instruction based on each student's unique learning style, level of knowledge, and pace of learning.
In addition to transforming the teaching and learning process, AI is also having a profound impact on how and what is being taught and can also be used to automate administrative tasks such as grading, scheduling, and enrolment management, freeing up time for teachers and administrators to focus on supporting their students.
However, the widespread adoption of AI in education is not without its challenges. One of the main concerns is the potential for AI to perpetuate biases and reinforce inequality. There is also a risk that AI may replace human teachers, leading to a loss of jobs and a decrease in the quality of education. Moreover, the use of AI in education raises ethical questions around data privacy and security, as well as the transparency and accountability of algorithmic decision-making.
In conclusion, the impact of AI on education is significant and far-reaching. While there are certainly challenges and risks associated with this transformation, there are also numerous opportunities for educators, students, and educational institutions to harness the power of AI to improve project management teaching and learning outcomes.
This conference abstract invites further discussion and exploration of the potential of AI in project management education and the ways in which we can ensure that its use is ethical, equitable, and effective.