Webinars and talks

Part 1

Artificial Intelligence and Academic Integrity: Opportunity or Threat?

October 20, 2023 | 2:30 - 4:00 PM

About this event

In this first webinar on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and academic integrity, the speakers will describe the challenges AI presents to our current understandings of academic integrity. Drawing on their expertise and experience, Dr. Smith and Dr. Foxe will help us understand the nuanced issues that we, as education professionals, are facing due to the recent spotlighting of AI tools such as ChatGPT. They will provide insights into which aspects of this innovation might be genuinely viewed as threats and which can be viewed as opportunities. Specifically, they will discuss ways in which such tools (like ChatGPT) can be used for academic assistance and when safeguards need to be in place to prevent misuse – i.e., academic misconduct.


Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Honorable David S. Nelson Professor and Associate Dean for Research, Boston College

Brian K. Smith is the Honorable David S. Nelson Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the Lynch School of Education and Human Development at Boston College, MA. His research interests include the design of computer-based learning environments, human-computer interaction, design sciences, out-of-school learning, and computer science education.

John Paul Foxe

John Paul Foxe

Senior Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL), Concordia University,

John Paul Foxe is the Senior Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (CTL) at Concordia University, where he is responsible for the strategic direction of the CTL along with the Lab for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (LITL). John Paul has spent his entire career working at universities, with a focus on teaching and learning. He is particularly interested in academic integrity, having spent seven years as the Director of the Academic Integrity Office at Toronto Metropolitan University. He holds an MSc and an MA from York University and Toronto Metropolitan University respectively, and a PhD from York University.

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