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A New Chapter

A New Chapter

I came to ASU 8 years ago, joining the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College as Associate Dean for Scholarship and Innovation. The primary goal was to support our faculty and doctoral students in their research related activities. That said, my role has shifted over the...

Beyond the Algorithm: The Mysterious Variability of Responses from GenAI  

Beyond the Algorithm: The Mysterious Variability of Responses from GenAI  

Note: The shared blogging with Melissa Warr and Nicole Oster continues and this time we also have Margarita Pivovarova joining the team. I (Punya) wrote the first draft which was then edited and polished by the rest of the team.   Do I contradict myself?Very well...

Racist or just biased? It’s complicated 

Racist or just biased? It’s complicated 

Note: This is a continuation of the shared blogging of Warr, Mishra, and Oster. In this post, Melissa wrote the first draft to which Punya and Nicole added substantial revisions and edits. “Science” is social. We build on each other’s ideas. We critique each other’s...

Cats on the moon: How OpenAI, Google, Meta,  Microsoft & Apple are Dealing with Hallucinations 

Cats on the moon: How OpenAI, Google, Meta, Microsoft & Apple are Dealing with Hallucinations 

Note: Warr, Oster, and Mishra are at it again with a shared blog post. First (really terrible) draft by Punya, which was cleaned up by ChatGPT and then went through cycles of editing by all of us.  Note: An addendum written after Apple's announcement of its own...

Creative Learning for Sustainability in a World of AI: Action, Mindset, Values

Creative Learning for Sustainability in a World of AI: Action, Mindset, Values

How can we ensure that education keeps pace and remains relevant In a world where technology evolves at lightning speed and global challenges seem more daunting than ever? In a recently published article, Danah Henriksen, Rachel Stern and I propose a framework that...

Working with constraints: Creativity through repurposing

Working with constraints: Creativity through repurposing

Teaching is an inherently creative act, requiring educators to navigate constraints and find innovative ways to engage students. In our recently published chapter, Danah Henriksen, Lauren Woo and I explore the notion of "repurposing" as a vital skill for fostering...

Teacher Knowledge in an Age of Gen AI: SITE 2024 Keynote

Teacher Knowledge in an Age of Gen AI: SITE 2024 Keynote

16 years ago, Matt Koehler and I were invited to present a Keynote at the Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) conference. That keynote changed our lives (link to YouTube video). I was invited back again this year for the same. A lot has...

Who speaks for the university? Social fiction as a lens for reimagining higher education futures

Who speaks for the university? Social fiction as a lens for reimagining higher education futures

Note: Image above created using Adobe Firefly, Photoshop and composed in Keynote. A few years ago, I had the pleasure of connecting with author Dr. Phoebe Wagner through the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University. We discussed her...

Why are we surprised? Hallucinations, bias and the need for teaching with and about genAI 

Why are we surprised? Hallucinations, bias and the need for teaching with and about genAI 

By Punya Mishra, Melissa Warr & Nicole Oster Note: This is the first post in an experiment at shared blogging by Melissa Warr, Nicole Oster and myself. Over the past months we have found ourselves engaged in some fascinating conversations around genAI, education,...

SITE 2024: A recap

SITE 2024: A recap

The Society for Information Technology in Teacher Education (SITE) conference has been an integral part of my professional journey for over two decades. My first presentation at SITE was back in 2001 with Matt Koehler and through the years, SITE has played a pivotal...

The (Neil) Postman Always Rings Twice: 5 Questions on AI and Education

The (Neil) Postman Always Rings Twice: 5 Questions on AI and Education

Note: This post has also been cross-posted on the Civics of Technology blog. Marie Heath (with whom I recently co-wrote a blog post about GenAI in Teacher Education: A techno-skeptical perspective) and I were invited to write a chapter for an edited volume titled...

Creative dialogue with Generative AI: Exploring the Possible with Ron Beghetto

Creative dialogue with Generative AI: Exploring the Possible with Ron Beghetto

As part of our ongoing series for the journal TechTrends exploring the intersections of technology, education, and creativity, we have recently turned our focus to the potential impacts of generative AI (GenAI) on these domains. Our latest article features a...

Generative AI in Education: Keynote at UofM-Flint

Generative AI in Education: Keynote at UofM-Flint

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to give a keynote at the Frances Willson Thompson Critical Issues Conference on Generative AI in Education. It was great to go back to Michigan even if for a super short trip. One of the pleasures of the visit was catching up with...

Generative AI, Teacher Knowledge and Educational Research: Bridging Short- and Long-Term Perspectives.

Generative AI, Teacher Knowledge and Educational Research: Bridging Short- and Long-Term Perspectives.

I am pleased to share our latest article in our ongoing column series for TechTrends on the topics of technology creativity and education. Over the past few months we have focused on generative AI, through conversations with thought leaders such as Chris Dede...

Media, Cognition & Society through History:  A Mapping

Media, Cognition & Society through History: A Mapping

If oral cultures prioritize memory and print cultures emphasize systematic organization, what types of knowledge will AI systems foster? Marie Heath and I wrote this line in a chapter that is currently in press. But the idea underlying this quote has been with me for...

Keynote Presentation: AI in Education Summit

Keynote Presentation: AI in Education Summit

Note: The image above is the result of a two-stage creative process—done in collaboration with AI. Dall-E was tasked, over multiple iterations, to craft a woodcut-style image, to abstractly capture the idea of AI and education, with dark and light motifs, aiming to...

Andrew Maynard on AI, Responsible Innovation & The Future of Humanity

Andrew Maynard on AI, Responsible Innovation & The Future of Humanity

Welcome once again to our ongoing column series where we delve into the intersection of technology, creativity, and education. Our conversations with authorities such as Chris Dede (Harvard), Ethan Mollick (Wharton), and Kyle Jensen (ASU) have centered around the...

Questioning Assumptions: Podcast episode

Questioning Assumptions: Podcast episode

I was recently invited as a guest on the Better Learning Podcast. I had a great conversation with the host, Kevin Stoller (and boy does he have a voice designed for audio!). Turns out that we both went to Miami University, though our paths didn't overlap or intersect....

The Desk, the Test, the LMS: The 5 Spaces for (re)Design in Education

The Desk, the Test, the LMS: The 5 Spaces for (re)Design in Education

What do a teacher's desk, the PISA test and Learning Management Systems (LMS) have in common. Apart from being educational technologies, they are also the heart of a book chapter that Melissa Warr, Kevin Close and I just published in a book titled Formative Design in...