The modern learner is no stranger to next-generation technologies. Adaptive learning powered by artificial intelligence (AI) is shaping the classrooms of the future. DAU is setting a new standard and transforming the way the workforce is trained.
”We are recruiting students to help us assess the adoption of AI technology in learning and gauge its maturity,” AI pilot program lead Kim Kendall said. “Our overarching research goal is to determine if AI-Powered Adaptive Learning (AIPAL) serves our students.”
This fall, DAU will implement a pilot program series integrating the emerging technology of AIPAL to deliver tomorrow’s learning solutions to the workforce.
“We formed a ‘think tank’ at DAU to explore how AI-powered adaptive learning could be applied to our educational content,” Kendall, who is also a Professor of Cybersecurity, said. “DAU has incorporated several variations of AI and Adaptive Learning capability into an existing course, Source Selection (CON 0070), as part of this project.”
DAU is recruiting 425 Defense Acquisition Workforce members to participate in one of the pilots, scheduled to kick off Oct. 5-16 and Nov. 2-13. Participating students will be randomly placed in either the AI-powered online course or a more traditional online offering. Students can earn 2 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) for completing the pilot and an additional 2 CLPs for completing pre- and post-course surveys about their experience.
“At the conclusion of the pilot series, we will better understand how and to what extent this technology can be applied,” Kendall said. “DAU will have pushed the boundaries of what we have done in the past, transforming our ecosystem and capturing more information about the student experience, in an effort to tailor and improve current courses and apply additional tools where needed.”
Defense, Federal and Industry acquisition workforce members are eligible to participate in the program. DAU identification numbers are not necessary upon registration; however, they are necessary for CON 0070 credit. Students will have the opportunity to experience and impact an evolutionary transformation in learning management as the enterprise explores AI integration as a broad reaching data strategy on student data collection.
Seats in the October session are still available, but filling fast. The November session is open for registration.
To register for either session, please visit the AI-powered Adaptive Learning program website, http://www.dau.edu/aipal_prototypes.
For any additional questions, please contact CON007research@dau.edu.
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