The Future of Learning: Harnessing Generative AI for Enhanced Engineering Technology Education

Engineering and engineering technology education stand at the precipice of a profound transformation driven by the integration of Generative Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI). The session aims to provide an overview of a study that explores the transformative future of Generative AI that has the potential to revolutionize the way students learn and prepare for careers in the field. The study ventures into the multifaceted applications of Generative AI in engineering technology education. It explores how Generative AI can revolutionize the traditional pedagogical approach by enabling the development of interactive virtual laboratories, simulations and practical exercises. It also scrutinizes the ethical implications and challenges tied to the incorporation of Generative AI in higher education. It emphasizes the need for unbiased AI algorithms and responsible usage while calling for comprehensive training and support for instructors in harnessing this innovative technology.