This Quick Study course is designed for instructors who are starting to explore AI or who are interested in learning more about the most effective methods for prompting AI. Instructors will experience and have opportunities to practice the iterative process of creating AI prompts to deliver outputs that meet their specific needs.This Quick Study course is one of four in the AI Series.
This series will help institutions scale their faculty development efforts and ensure faculty feel confident and prepared to use AI to support teaching and learning. If you have interest in purchasing for a group of faculty please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
With this course, you will explore the context and terminology of AI, recognize challenges associated with using AI in education, and identify the benefits of leveraging AI in education.
This course is self-paced and can be started any time after purchase.
Access to the course content is available for 30 days after the course is started.
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6 - 7 months
There is no set order to take open enrollment courses. Each course description includes module titles that may help you determine which one is of most interest to you at this time.
All of our courses except one are structured such that you engage with the course content, identify a practice, implement this practice with your current students, and then reflect upon the student impact of the new or modified practice selected.
Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses is the exception. It is focused on working with your course documents, applying the concepts learned in the modules to those documents, and reflecting on the process and the impact on student success in your course. You may find it beneficial to take this course after the others so that you can take the knowledge from the modules in the other courses and apply it as you work on developing outcomes and assessments.
If you are considering any of the AI Quick Study courses, there is a quiz you can take that may help you decide which Quick Study to take first.
Courses are delivered online through ACUE’s customized instance of Instructure’s Canvas Learning Management System. Course-takers also attend a 1.25-hour synchronous virtual facilitated course launch on the course start date conducted via the Zoom videoconferencing platform.
Quick Study courses are brief, self-paced learning experiences that can be started at any time after purchase.
Course-takers tell us it takes approximately 2–3 hours to successfully complete each module. This typical time commitment includes time to review module content, engage in online discussions with colleagues, plan and implement a practice, and complete a written reflection. Most open enrollment courses contain six or seven modules that will collectively require 12–18 hours to complete over a 6–8 week period. You will be given 8 weeks to complete the course and, upon completion, maintain login access to course materials for 1 year.
The Fostering a Culture of Belonging course contains four modules, and the estimated time to completion is 2-3 hours per week (4-6 hours per module) over an 8-week period. This course opens a new module every 2 weeks.
The Quick Study courses take between 1- 2 hours each.
To earn the Effective Teaching Practice Framework Certification, you must complete four courses: Creating an Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment, Promoting Active Learning, Inspiring Inquiry and Preparing Lifelong Learners, and Designing Learner-Centered and Equitable Courses. You may take courses from our Effective Teaching Practices (geared primarily for those teaching in person), our Effective Online Teaching Practices (geared for those teaching online), or a combination of both modalities.
To earn the Advanced Certification in Effective Teaching Practice Framework, you must complete the three additional courses, such that all seven courses in the Effective Teaching Practices and Effective Online Teaching Practices have been completed.
The Fostering a Culture of Belonging course is a deeper dive into inclusive practices. Participants will earn a course badge upon completion, but this course does not apply toward the full ACUE Certification or Advanced Certification in the Effective Teaching Practices Framework.
Quick Study courses do not count toward the Effective Teaching Practice Framework certification.
To satisfy module requirements and earn a badge, course-takers submit a reflection aligned to a rubric that will be shared with you. Each course requires four to seven reflections to earn the course badge. Each reflection is scored by a National Reader assigned to your cohort. Successful completion of all assignments is required to complete the course.
The Quick Study courses are not graded.