The Future of Education in the Age of AI: Trends, Issues and Solutions

Read here about our full webinar series on AI in the Classroom 

In this seventh workshop, we will explore how AI is transforming education, such as personalizing learning, automating assessment, and improving collaboration. However, AI also poses significant challenges and risks for educators and learners, such as ethical, legal, and social implications. This workshop explores current and future trends, issues, and solutions of AI in education, emphasizing human-in-the-loop (HITL) approaches to engage educators and learners in design, development, and evaluation. Participants will explore the latest research and best practices to critically and creatively use AI to improve teaching and learning. They will also get an opportunity to network with other researchers and practitioners interested in AI and education.

You can read Dr. O’Byrne's blog on The Conversation and also the World Economic Forum


DAY: Thursday, July 6th, 2023


LOCAITONRegister Here for the Link to Zoom.



W. Ian O’Byrne




W. Ian O’Byrne, PhD is an associate professor of literacy education at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. His research focuses on the dispositions and literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online and/or hybrid spaces. O’Byrne is the author of many journal articles and book chapters focusing on initiatives ranging from online and hybrid coursework, integrating technology in the classroom, ePortfolio systems, and supporting marginalized students in literacy practices. Ian is a former middle school and high school English Language Arts teacher. He can be found on Twitter (@wiobyrne) and his work can be found on his website ( His weekly newsletter ( focuses on the intersections between technology, education, and literacy.


About this Webinar Series 

This series will explore our understanding of AI literacy and the impacts of AI on media education by discussing the benefits and challenges brought on by AI’s growing presence in the classroom.

What are the impacts of AI in education and media literacy? Should we use AI in the classroom? What does it mean to be AI-literate?

This new AI webinar series from the Media Education Lab explores the potential range of affordances and challenges associated with AI and its implementation as a tool for media education. In particular, the webinars will discuss the use of AI to enhance or hinder the educational experience, the impact of AI on teaching and learning, and the implications of AI-driven technologies such as search engines, chats, images, and videos. The discussion will delve into the ethical implications of AI in media education, including issues of privacy, data security, and copyrights. As part of each session, the webinar series will provide practical advice for educators on how we can best utilize AI in the classroom.

Disclosure: This description was edited from a result on’s AI-chat


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We hope to continue engaging with our Media Club community and invite hosts for future meetings and discuss a cool book, podcast, video or any media related to our interests. Please get in touch:

Jocelyn Young, Webinar Series Manager |

Devina Sarwatay, Webinar Series Manager  |