The advantages and obstacles of using AI in skills-based learning: Editorial


In an editorial for evoLLLution, Tonya Amankwatia (North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University) writes that integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into instructional design can help “bridge the gap between industry and education” as it pertains to skills-based learning. The author argues that AI can simulate authentic work situations, provide adaptive feedback, and help learners develop complex problem-solving skills, all of which prepare students “for success in today’s rapidly changing digital economy.” However, Amankwatia cautions education leaders about the obstacles to implementing generative AI into online, hybrid, and continuing education programs. The writer points to costs, privacy concerns, and specialised technical skills as potential barriers to effective integration.