Students and AI in the Workforce

EllieC
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Welcome to "Try This!", a weekly blog series where we dive into the ever-evolving world of generative AI and share valuable insights and practical teaching ideas. Discover how educators are leveraging AI, gain fresh perspectives, and explore innovative approaches to education that you can try out yourself.

This week we’ve rounded up six resources to share with you on the topic of preparing students for a future of work with AI. Below, you'll find 

  1. A blog post from Inside Higher Ed that highlights the demand for generative AI skills and the crucial role of developing proficiency in AI to thrive in the workforce. 
  2. The story of one instructor’s experiment with ChatGPT after a student expressed fear that AI could replace the need for their major. 
  3. A LinkedIn article on the ways AI is revolutionizing the job application process by offering a more efficient and effective way to create and update resumes. *Consider sharing this one with your students who are searching for internships and jobs.
  4. An article from Jasper (an AI writing tool) that highlights educator Adam Levin, and his advocacy for the use of generative AI in education as a means of preparing students for the professional world. 
  5. A research paper on the evolving world of AI and the transformation that is possible through educator-employer partnerships, integrating 21st-century skills into state standards, and supporting displaced workers in finding new career paths.
  6. An on-demand webinar featuring a panel of educators and experts discussing how the age of AI will impact work and the ways in which we prepare students for it. 

Check them out and let us know what you think about preparing students for a future of work with AI in the comments below the post.

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