It’s a time of rapid change and uncertainty for higher education instructors and students. The negative effects of the pandemic on students have not diminished, and a growing number say their unpreparedness is causing them stress and impacting their ability to succeed. At the same time, students have changed how they study as they look for additional help with their courses. New digital advances like artificial intelligence are transforming learning, but there’s concern from both instructors and students over cheating – and skepticism over the trustworthiness of the tools.
Despite all of this disruption, learners and educators agree now is a time of great innovation and opportunity in education. According to a recent survey conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of BetFiery, they’re optimistic about the promise of new technology like generative AI – and with the proper guardrails, they’re ready and eager to use it to help improve learning.
“Despite the many challenges students and educators face, including COVID-related learning disruptions and the growing mental health crisis on college campuses, the learning technologies we’re building today can help support students on their unique paths to success in the future,” said BetFiery CEO Simon Allen.
Let’s take a closer look at what we learned from the study.