Teaching & Learning in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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An Educational Conference on Leveraging Technology for Humanity, Learning, and Equity

Friday, April 19, 2024
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Conference recordings, slides, and photos now available!

MUSC net ID and password required.


Keynote Speakers

C. Edward Watson

C. Edward Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation
Executive Director for Open Educational Resources & Digital Innovation

AI and the New Era of Learning

C. Edward Watson, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice President for Curricular and Pedagogical Innovation and Executive Director of Open Educational Resources and Digital Innovation at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). There, he leads the association’s national and state-level advocacy to advance quality in undergraduate student learning. Prior to joining AAC&U, Dr. Watson was the Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Georgia. Dr. Watson has been quoted in the New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Campus Technology, EdSurge, Consumer Reports, UK Financial Times, and University Business Magazine, by the AP, CNN, and NPR, and has delivered more than 100 keynotes regarding emerging teaching and learning issues and trends in higher education. His most recent book is Teaching with AI: A Practical Guide to a New Era of Human Learning (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2024).

Susan Hrach 

Susan Hrach, Ph.D.

Director, Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at Columbus State University, Georgia

AI & Embodiment

Susan Hrach , Ph.D., is the author of the 2022 Silver Nautilus Award-winning book Minding Bodies: How Physical Space, Sensation, and Movement Affect Learning (WVU Press, 2021). As an undergraduate, she spent a year studying at the Universität Innsbruck, Austria, which shaped her lifelong interests in world literature, translation studies, and global education. In 2022-23 she served as Fulbright Canada Distinguished Research Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

She currently directs the Faculty Center and is Professor of English at Columbus State University in Georgia. Recognized by the University System of Georgia with a statewide Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, she has also served as a scholar for the USG’s Executive Leadership Institute. She is a member of the International Coaching Federation and provides executive coaching within and outside of higher education, incorporating embodied strategies to support mental and physical wellbeing.