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Where is WilmU Now, in 2021?

Did you know that many academic colleges and student services departments are already using machine learning, analytics, or artificial intelligence?

Artificial Intelligence is comprised of computing systems that are able to perform human-like processes to achieve specific goals and tasks by using data to learn, adapt, synthesize, and self-correct.

See what we are doing already!

  • Kaltura and Zoom use AI for auto-captioning and live transcripts.

  • Respondus uses AI to flag potential issues with students during their exams.

  • Turnitin uses AI as well, learn more in the article below.

AI at WilmU, 3/2021

COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES

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COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Human Resource Management at Wilmington University is actively integrating the theory behind utilizing AI in several courses. As AI influences our work environments, so too has it integrated into Human Resources across many organizations.

  • In training and development courses, students discuss AI's use in monitoring and selecting training for employees based on skills and knowledge.
  • In the graduate international HR course, students evaluate AI's positive and negative impacts after reviewing contemporary resources from industry leaders such as Forbes.
  • "Emerging Technologies in HR," a new course, explores AI's application in the daily functions of Human Resources.
  • “Staffing Organizations” explores the ethical considerations of AI in HR decision-making.

These courses prepare students to think critically about the role of this growing technological trend to ensure we don't lose touch with HR's human side.

 

Learn more about how colleges are preparing business students in the article below.

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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

WilmU's student teachers faced challenges during COVID-19. Here is one way AI aided them: simSchool with virtual students.

According to their website, 'The sophisticated simSchool AI Engine expertly simulates human behavior, cognition, and emotion, making it an ideal research and training environment for all stages of educator development.'

 

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COLLEGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS

Have you heard about VPs? Virtual patients? Since fall 2015, the graduate nurse practitioner (NP) students have been using Shadow Health - a low fidelity, healthcare simulation product offering digital clinical experiences and standardized patients.  Shadow Health provides healthcare educational technology centered on conversation-based learning across a cast of virtual patients.

NP students interact with the digital patient (“Tina Jones”) – interview her, obtain a complete health history, perform a head-to-toe physical assessment, gather subjective data and objective data, and form a comprehensive plan including diagnosis. 

Shadow Health Testing Program: Tina

According to Dr. Melody Randle, MSN NP Program Chair, “The Advanced Health Assessment patient case is a series of single-system examinations of Tina Jones during several clinic visits over the course of a simulated year, which NP students have found useful in preparing for their clinical. This simulated patient case also provides students with the opportunity to document their findings and to assist in synthesizing the data that they have discovered during the interaction. After the student provides a response, detailed feedback is given (including model/ benchmark answers and documentation).”

Learn more by watching Dr. Randle's 6 minute video below.

Learn more about Shadow Health's digital clinical experiences at their website.

Learn more about the underlying virtual reality technology and ethical issues in the article below.

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COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY

The College of Technology is partnering with Wilmington University's IT Department to have some of our Artificial Intelligence students test the IT Helpdesk ChatBot.

Learn more about the AI certificate by reading the document or visiting the News at WilmU below.

The Computer and Network Security Program has students build AI projects. For example:

1.“The Pacifier” - The student used sensors to detect when the baby woke up during the night, and displayed a calming light show on the ceiling and soothing music to coax the baby back to sleep.

2. Raspberry Pi  + Facial Recognition SW + Python Garage Door Opener - the student wanted the garage door to open only to 'known' faces. Watch the video below to learn more.

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