Campus learning spaces and the future of AI in education
Campus learning spaces are more than just physical environments; they are part of an education ecosystem that support and enhance knowledge and skill development in students. These spaces range from traditional classrooms to high-tech labs or collaborative informal learning spaces that provide platforms for knowledge exchange, critical thinking, experimentation and innovation.
At Deakin we provide context to our learners through the design and functionality of these spaces that often mirror real-world environments. With the arrival of Artificial Intelligence (AI) these spaces are evolving, and traditional assessments are making way for more authentic and iterative learning activities.
The integration of AI in learning spaces does not render the physical campus obsolete. Instead, it enhances its function. With AI’s potential to personalise learning and improve student engagement, the future state of universities is an exciting prospect!
How AI is currently used in learning spaces at Deakin
Our discipline-specific learning spaces continue to play an integral role. They serve as hubs where students can collaborate with peers and be mentored by academics. Our academics are thinking ahead about how to provide a holistic learning experience that prepares students for their future professional roles in the increasingly digital world by incorporating professionally relevant AI tools.
View the video below where Amanda Edgar (Senior Lecturer, Learning Spaces Innovation) and Liza Marsh (Senior Coordinator, Communications) talk to the Course Director of Medical Imaging, Richard Mansfield, about AI in learning spaces at Deakin.
Richard talks about how professional AI tools are used in the learning space to better prepare students for the requirements of placement in practical activities and assessments. These data driven tools monitor students’ performance to create individualised learning experiences with real-time feedback.