The University of Iceland has launched an information website on artificial intelligence, containing framework and guidelines for its use in teaching and learning, and where the pitfalls lie. The website is designed for students and staff and is in both Icelandic and English.
AI is technology that can simulate human intelligence. This means that technology is trained to learn, interpret, and work on tasks that have in the past required human thought. AI has become more prominent in the acquisition of information online and generating texts (e.g. ChatGPT and Bard), but the technology can also be used to create images of various kinds.
The rapid development of AI has created various new opportunities in academia, but also poses challenges in areas of research, teaching, project work, and exams. The Division of Academic Affairs has thus launched a website containing information on dos and don'ts when using AI in education.
The website has two sections, containing information for teaching staff on the one hand, and students on the other. The website contains suggestions on how teaching staff can use this new technology in course development, assessment, and feedback as well as how students can use it to gain better understanding of the course material and in project work. It also provides the framework for the use of artificial intelligence at the University of Iceland and the relevant ethical criteria.
FAQ's on AI are listed on the site, which is, like AI itself, constantly evolving.