ChatGPT and AI: Impact on classrooms and learning (free event)

Date and time: February 11, 2023, 10:00 am - 2:30 PM
Location: Bradley Forum, 5 Floor, Hawke Building, Unisa City West Campus [Campus map PdF]

Audience: Teachers, School Leaders, Government representatives.

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AI has been advancing rapidly in research labs for the past 70 years. By fall 2022, however, AI made a dramatic impact in classrooms and schools around the world as the impressive outputs of ChatGPT become apparent. Over the last six weeks, media reports and conference presentations have raised the hype. What happens to education when AI can out-create humans? How do teachers monitor cheating and plagiarism? What and how should we teach in the age of AI? This symposium will provide insight and discussion from leading learning analytics and AI schools, detailing how technologies like ChatGPT can be practically used in classrooms as well as the challenges teachers and school leaders might face. The event will provide an engaging forum to make sense of AI and to openly discuss implementation challenges as well as impacts on schools.


  • 10:00-10:30: Intro and overview of AI: What might the future look like?
  • 10:30-11:00: Presentation (Vitomir Kovanovic): Generative AI
  • 11:00-11:30: Roundtable discussion: Opportunity for AI in classrooms
  • 11:30-12:00: Presentation: What problems does ChatGPT introduce into education and how can we address them? (Rebecca Marrone)
  • 12:00-12:30: (working lunch)
  • 12:30-1:00: Presentation: AI Literacies and Skills for Leaders, Teachers, and Students (Srećko Joksimović)
  • 1:00-1:30: Roundtable discussion: Future work skills
  • 1:30-2:00: What and how do we teach in the age of AI? Practical actions panel discussion: Vitomir Kovanović, Rebecca Marrone, Srećko Joksimović
  • 2:00-2:15:Presentation: A complexity leadership lens on AI deployment in your schools: Shane Dawson
  • 2:15-2:30: Partnering with C3L: AI and learning research and consultation process, leadership development


Shane Dawson
Executive Dean, Education Futures, UniSA Education Futures
MH1-08, Magill Campus
George Siemens
Professor and Director: Centre for Change and Complexity in Learning, UniSA Education Futures
Srecko Joksimovic
Senior Lecturer, UniSA Education Futures
DP1-02, City West Campus
Vitomir Kovanović
Senior Lecturer, UniSA Education Futures
BH3-21, City West Campus