GenAI for Teaching and Learning: How to do it right?

Next Start Date Autumn 2024
Duration 25 hours


This open course is designed to facilitate the development of your Artificial Intelligence (AI) literacy so that you can explore and innovate using Generative AI (GenAI) within your teaching, learning, and assessment practices.

In light of the potential opportunities and challenges of these technologies, this course will facilitate you in exploring the fundamentals of GenAI and AI Literacy, whilst focusing on an ethical practice. You will consider innovative ways in which you can respond to the challenges arising from the impact of these technologies in Higher Education.

Completion of this course will support you in developing a GenAI teaching strategy to apply to your own practice.

You’ll Learn to

  • Recognise what is meant by the terminology used around GenAI, with a particular focus on its use within higher education;
  • Evaluate the use of AI in teaching, learning and assessment with a focus on ‘what, why and how’, Explore and reflect on pedagogical practices within the disciplines which incorporate the use of GenAI;
  • Design and embed GenAI within your teaching, learning and assessment practices.

On earning your open badge award for this course, you will have achieved further recognition in the following domains of the National Professional Development Framework for Staff who Teach:

  • Domain 1 The Self: At the core of the domains is the centrality of ‘the Self’, recognising that the professional and personal values that the individual brings to their teaching are pivotal in their development as a teacher.
  • Domain 2 Professional Identity, Values and Development in Teaching and Learning: This domain supports the development of staff’s critical reflection skills and the evaluation of their teaching considering the development of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Some key professional values are identified.
  • Domain 5 Personal and professional Digital Capacity: Personal and Professional Digital Capacity recognises explicitly that we live and work in a digital world and that teachers must develop digital skills that allow them to harness the potential of technology for learning impact.

Course Developers

This open course has been developed by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with:

Dr Martina Crehan

Dublin City University

Dr Mary Fitzpatrick

University of Limerick

Dr Caitriona Ní Shé

Trinity College Dublin

Dr Pauline Rooney

Trinity College Dublin

Dr Ana Elena Schalk

Trinity College Dublin

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