Fast Facts

  • Workshop Date & Time: 2 July 2024, 9am-12pm KST
  • Workshop Theme: Open AI in IB Teaching
  • Registration Deadline: 1 May 2024
  • PDW Chair: Karen Lynden, University of North Carolina Wilmington,

What is the Purpose of This Workshop?

This workshop is designed for those who are seeking to gain a comprehensive understanding of generative AI applications, related to teaching and learning International Business in higher education context. Participants may come from a range of backgrounds and experience levels, and professional designations, including, but not limited to: professors in all IB-related disciplines, research and teaching assistants, instructors, and lecturers, administrators, and doctoral candidates.

In this high impact pre-conference workshop, participants will (1) gain training on the current state of AI as a tool to facilitate education and educators in IB (2) engage in hands-on activities using AI tools for completing various education-related tasks, and (3) experience reflective and critical appraisal of AI applications for experiential learning in IB. Topic support materials and resources will be provided to participants in the session, and shared digitally, post-session.

A certificate of workshop completion will be provided to all participants after the event.

How is This Event Structured?

The professional development workshop is structured to include the following programming:

Part 1: Foundations: AI as an Enabler of IB Education

Jennifer Leigh, Nazareth University
Vas Taras, University of North Carolina Greensboro

Overview: After a short assessment of AI adoption rates among those present, we offer a brief overview of the debates surrounding students’ use of generative AI, provide research-based knowledge of students’ generative AI usage, and share recent studies detailing students’ generative AI usage in a global virtual teaming project, as well as their perceptions of its use as a feedback tool. The majority of the session will be providing hands-on demonstrations of the uses of AI for course management purposes, such as using AI as a research assistant for course materials, AI as administrative support for communication tasks, AI as an IT assistant for document management (e.g., syllabi), and the like., Following this demonstration and information sharing portion of the program, we will have time allotted for workshop participant discussion, centered on sharing needed resources to help faculty develop the necessary understanding and skills needed to coach students’ ethical and efficient use of these emerging technologies.

Part 2: Exploring Risks of AI in IB through the Gamified Learning Environment

Melodena Stephens, Mohammed Bin Rashid School of Government

Overview: The second part of the workshop will engage participants in a card game used to unpack ethical dimensions of AI within IB and the classroom. In this gamified learning environment structured around a well-known IB topic – global supply chains – workshop participants will experience multiple levels of complexities concerning AI. The gamified discussion will introduce an interactive approach through which various AI limitations and threats can be presented to the IB learners via a relatively short classroom activity.

Part 3: Embedding AI in IB Curriculum

Aušrinė Šilenskytė, University of Vaasa

Overview: In the final part of the workshop, participants will be introduced with the structured considerations on what it takes to embed AI as a tool and as a phenomenon into the IB curriculum. This part will introduce (1) potential learning goals related to the Open AI that could be embedded in the IB courses and lectures, (2) examples of teaching content that could enrich IB programs, and (3) examples of educational activities that could be used to uncover various social sustainability challenges related to AI in IB and therefore develop criticality towards AI-based tools. This part of the session will approach the above-mentioned topics from the perspective of a program manager and an educator who would hope to enrich their programs/courses with the latest technological developments while still recognizing risks and complexities involved.

Ample opportunities for collaboration, networking, and idea sharing will be provided.  During the entire session facilitators will move through the tables providing prompts, assistance, and feedback.

Session Co-Chairs and Support Facilitators:
Miguel Cordova, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Karen Lynden, University of North Carolina Wilmington

How Can I Register for this Workshop?

Pre-registration for this workshop is required by 1 May 2024. All participants are expected to have valid AIB membership and to have registered for the AIB 2024 Conference.