Keynote Speaker

“Generative AI: Affordances and challenges for education ”

By Professor Helen Crompton, Executive Director of the Research Institute of Digital Innovation in Learning (RIDIL), Old Dominion University, USA
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As ChatGPT and other generative AI tools permeate the educational landscape, educators find themselves at a crossroads, reexamining their teaching strategies and assessment methods. This presentation offers a thorough examination of ChatGPT’s impact on teaching and learning, highlighting its potential to enhance instructional delivery and the overall learning journey. It underscores the imperative for educators to recognize and tackle the inherent limitations and potential misuses of these tools, promoting a balanced and responsible integration into the educational framework.


Dr. Helen Crompton is the Executive Director of the Research Institute for Digital Innovation in Learning at ODUGlobal, Professor of Instructional Technology, and Director of the Virtual Reality Lab at Old Dominion University. Dr. Crompton earned her Ph.D. in educational technology and mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recognized for her outstanding contributions, Dr. Crompton has achieved a place on Stanford’s esteemed list of the Top 2% of Scientists in the World. Her exceptional work in technology integration has garnered her numerous accolades, including the SCHEV award for the Outstanding Professor of Virginia. Dr. Crompton’s expertise extends beyond academia to practice, as she frequently serves as a consultant for various governments, bilateral and multilateral organizations such as the United Nations and the World Bank, leveraging her knowledge and experience to drive meaningful change in the field of educational technology.