WHOM Does AI Optimize?
Much of the focus on AI has been on the Generative (Chat GPT) engine that might research, index, select and format new or improved content and learning experiences. WHOM Does AI Attempt to Optimize for Workplace Learning?
Optimizing for The Trainer/Teacher?
Optimizing for The Instructional Designer?
Optimizing for The Business?
Optimizing for The Learner?
In the last year, I have had over 500 learning executives, IT leaders and CEO’s in AI Futures Conversations and in our AI & Learning LAB. Ideally, all of these are Optimized.
While we ideally want ALL of these improvements, my perspectives about the positives, negatives and unknowns of AI for Learning have evolved and I believe that some of the most profound impacts of AI will come by Optimizing for the Learner!
We are already seeing learners leveraging AI tools - on their own mobile devices - to assist them in their learning, performance, support and even career preparation process. Many learners have shifted from using Search Engines to requesting Prompts for AI to assist them when learning or needing support with a workplace skill.
In the next year, watch for AI Chat engines and add-ins to provide more personalized learning tools, suggestions, micro assessments and even collaborative connections. Watch for mobile device AI to soar, especially as Apple and Meta release their AI “bots”. Imagine if a learner could simply ask an AI Engine or the next edition of Google/Bing a Prompt that said:
“Provide me with several different learning activities to learn and apply these skills…….”
Imagine the output being a graphic with choices in different media formats, engagement levels and workflow support items. These will be coming from both the AI engines and soon from Learning Systems companies.
So, while we want to optimize the Trainer/Teacher, the Instructional Designer and the Business - let’s also focus on how we Optimize for the Learner! We need to leverage AI with personalization, predictive data, tools, support and the best of HI (Human Intelligence) Design to radially Optimize for the Learner!
Note: We have opened up our next AI & Learning LAB on April 24 and 25, 2024 in Saratoga Springs, NY. These labs always fill, so please register early. Info at: https://ailabs.masie.com/
Yours in Learning,
MASIE Learning Foundation