IAP 2024: How Might We Redefine Learning in the Age of AI?

01.22.2024-01.24.2024, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Are you interested in deliberating on how generative AI tools such as ChatGPT and DALL-E are changing the way we learn? Are you fascinated by the opportunity to explore how digital tools might weave into civic and political life? Do you want to learn how Citizens' Assemblies work and be part of a Student Assembly here at MIT? As a member of the Student Assembly, you will be part of an immersive deliberative experience to hear and learn from experts, listen to one another about your own experiences using generative AI for learning, and develop a set of collective recommendations for your fellow students and professors. At the end of the Assembly, you will earn a certificate for building your civic muscles!

TYPE: class
WHEN: 01.22.2024-01.24.2024, 10:00am to 5:00pm
WHERE: MIT Media Lab, E15-3-359
Photo by Gretchen Ertl

Overview

We invite you to be a member of the first-ever Tech-Enhanced Student Assembly, where you will deliberate about the risks and benefits in using Generative AI as part of the learning experience in the classroom. How can these tools be leveraged and steered to help people learn and teach better, rather than hindering intellectual growth?

Over the course of this assembly, you will work together with your fellow students to learn more about this issue, hear from experts, listen to one another about your own experiences of using generative AI for learning, and develop a set of collective recommendations for your fellow students and your professors.

It is an opportunity to learn about Citizens’ Assemblies by joining one. Citizens’ Assemblies represent an approach increasingly used for public decision making by governments around the world to involve everyday people in policy making, which is demonstrating that another democratic paradigm beyond elections is possible. Together, we will reimagine constructive communication and democratic deliberation about complex issues, and explore how technology can connect Citizens’ Assemblies to broader public engagement, and be leveraged to improve their quality and transparency.

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.


Who we are

This workshop is co-hosted by the MIT Center for Constructive Communication (CCC) and DemocracyNext. Learn more about Citizens’ Assemblies here.


Register

Register here by January 10.