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Artificial Intelligence to Increase Engagement in Textbooks: Where We Are and Where We’re Going

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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AI is transforming higher education, but it’s benefits and best applications are still evolving. Join Dr. Kelly Odenweller (COMST) and Dr. Rachel Van Campenhout (VitalSource) in this session to discuss the AI practice questions available for free for students in the Bookshelf e-reader platform, the learning science they are based on, and how faculty are currently using these questions as part of their teaching and learning practice. Additionally, we will discuss the different approaches for AI (non-generative vs. generative), guiding principles for developing AI-based learning features, and what the future could look like for students and faculty.

Participants can expect:

  • To hear how artificial intelligence can be applied as a tool to advance learning science for effective teaching and learning practices.
  • To review the impact of AI generated practice as has been demonstrated by faculty at ISU as part of an ongoing research project.
  • To learn how different types of AI will shape the future of learning tools in the VitalSource Bookshelf learning platform.

Iowa State’s Immediate Access Digital Course Material program is powered by the ISU Book Store + VitalSource.  Bringing affordability, access, and learning to all students. VitalSource’s BookShelf CoachMe technology was launched in January 2022 as a free tool for students and faculty, designed to optimize teaching and learning for maximum results.  VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide.


If you need a reasonable accommodation, you may find more information on the University Human Resources Disability Accommodation page. For graduate student assistants and undergraduate students, please get in touch with Student Accessibility Services.
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