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Unique biweekly insights and news review from Ray Schroeder, Senior Fellow at UPCEA.

Integrating GenAI into Daily Work and Personal Life

January 18, 2024

Using Generative AI (GenAI) should become as much of a part of your daily routine as checking the weather or taking a coffee/tea break. We have now reached the point that GenAI is refined enough to assist with a high percentage of our daily work and life chores. From creating the grocery list to creating…

How Will AI in Higher Education Disrupt in 2024?

January 4, 2024

2023 was the year that Generative AI (GenAI) infused higher education. What can we expect in this new year? From student use in assignments (both formally cited and unattributed), to faculty use (grading, syllabi creation and research), to administrative use (budget balancing, staffing assignments, and marketing guidance); it was GenAI that made headlines and seeded…

The Secret to Success with Rapidly-Advancing Generative AI

December 21, 2023

It’s a head-spinning race to create the best in Generative AI (GenAI) with the Google Gemini release and OpenAI GPT 5 expected to come out soon. Over the past year and a half, the advances in GenAI have been astounding. The impact on the way we conduct research, teach classes and develop new learning materials…

Anxiety, Anticipation, and Preparation for AI in Higher Ed

December 6, 2023

In the whirlwind of developments regarding AI, we must move from anxiety to anticipation and preparation for what the future portends. OpenAI was much in the news this past Thanksgiving week. Centered on the firing and re-hiring of the company’s CEO, Sam Altman, the world watched and considered the future of artificial intelligence in our…

Preparing for the Unanticipated: AI Applications in Higher Education

November 28, 2023

Generative AI (GenAI) has emerged and is developing far more rapidly than expected. How should universities prepare for the impact and changes that may not even be anticipated? ChatGPT launched just one year ago on November 30, 2022. Since that date, with the infusion of tens of billions of dollars, tech companies around the world…

Generative AI: Your Assistant as an Administrator or Faculty Member

November 9, 2023

GenAI is quickly becoming a daily fixture in the lives of administrators and faculty. It enhances productivity, creativity and perspectives. In writing this article, I sought the advice of Google Bard, Perplexity and Claude 2. In all of my research using GenAI, I use at least three of the established apps.  This enables me to…

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Ray Schroeder is Professor Emeritus, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) and Senior Fellow at UPCEA. Each year, Ray publishes and presents nationally on emerging topics in online and technology-enhanced learning. Ray’s social media publications daily reach more than 12,000 professionals. He is the inaugural recipient of the A. Frank Mayadas Online Leadership Award, recipient of the University of Illinois Distinguished Service Award, the United States Distance Learning Association Hall of Fame Award, and the American Journal of Distance Education/University of Wisconsin Wedemeyer Excellence in Distance Education Award 2016.