August 10, 2023

Columbia College’s faculty members have recently presented innovative research at the 2023 South Carolina Conference on Innovations in Teaching and Learning (SCCITL) held at the Coastal Carolina University. The research, which focuses on the application of artificial intelligence (AI) in enhancing adult learning styles or andragogy in higher education, marks a significant advancement in the field of educational technology and innovations.

The presentation, led by our faculty member and Dean of the Division of Business, Leadership and Communication Professor Ezaz Ahmed, was a collaborative effort involving colleagues from Columbia College (Dr. Carole Sox and Dr. Alexandru Atim) and international academic (Dr. Rubina Ahmed) from Charles Sturt University, Australia. The research presented at the conference explores how AI can be leveraged to support the concept of andragogy, a teaching strategy specifically designed for adults. The team's innovative approach to integrating AI into this teaching method could assist the way adult learning is facilitated in higher education. As the field of education continues to evolve, the need for effective adult learning strategies becomes increasingly critical. As Professor Ahmed indicates, by harnessing the power of AI, educators can better accommodate to the unique learning styles of adults, thereby enhancing the overall learning experience and outcomes.

Columbia College is inspired to have been part of this pioneering research. We are committed to pushing the boundaries of educational research and practice, and this presentation at the 2023 SCCITL conference is a testament to that commitment. Stay tuned to our website and social media platforms for more updates on this and other exciting research and other innovative projects from Columbia College.


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