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Cautionary Tales for Education

As generative artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT explode in popularity, secondary and higher education institutions are grappling with how to respond. Drawing on her background in critical pedagogy and educational technology, will examine the promises and perils of these emerging technologies. The talk will explore ethical issues like privacy, authenticity, and plagiarism, as well as questions of who stands to benefit most from AI. Dr. Collier will contrast privileged and marginalized perspectives on AI's potential impacts on higher education. The goal is to empower educators and communities to thoughtfully navigate the AI revolution in an informed, ethical, and equitable manner.

The Speaker

As Associate Provost for Digital Learning at Middlebury College, Amy Collier is a passionate advocate for learners and educators. In this role since 2015, she provides strategic leadership and vision to build Middlebury's global learning community through innovative digital pedagogies and technologies. Working closely with academic leadership, Amy identifies opportunities to leverage Middlebury's intellectual capital and values to create online, hybrid and digitally supported courses and programs. Her aim is to foster connections across diverse Middlebury programs, enrich current and prospective students' experiences, and sustain Middlebury’s commitment to excellence in teaching.


Amy received her doctorate from Texas Woman’s University in 2008. She is a recognized thought leader in higher education's digital transformation, emphasizing critical, ethical, and socially just approaches. Amy is the co-founder of Higher Education After Surveillance network, an international organization imagining alternate futures for surveillance in education, and a co-convener of the Design Justice Instructional Design Working Group, which supports Instructional Designers in adopting principles of design justice into their work. She frequently presents at conferences and universities on topics including student privacy, design justice, and critical pedagogy.

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