Design Lab

As part of IPAI, the Design Lab on AI and Transformative Education will accelerate creative and thoughtful uses of generative AI (and other AI tools) in advancing holistic and transformative education. The Design Lab is the site for discovering, interpreting and communicating the feedback loop on AI in a Georgetown education as well as serving as a community of practice engaging faculty, students, staff, alumni, and practitioners from all fields. 

The Design Lab seeks to reshape the dialogue on AI and education. Instead of responding to, “How do we cope with this disruption?” we strive to ask “How can these new tools support an emerging future of education that better serves our students and society?” Our ultimate goal is to empower Georgetown students with the adaptability needed to navigate a world characterized by rapid change and uncertainty.

Strategic goals for IPAI:

In the Design Lab, we hope to use the capabilities of AI as a tool with which to explore the possibilities of:

  • Preparing faculty and students: Utilize AI as a tool to explore possibilities and prepare for the present and future education landscape.
  • Fostering pedagogical innovation: Explore cutting-edge technology to enhance pedagogical practices.
  • Converging knowledge and practice: Bring together theoretical knowledge and practical application.
  • Active documentation: Regularly document the status, needs, and success every 3 months, pivoting based on findings.
  • Developing a rapid feedback loop: Actively communicate and model a rapid feedback loop to promote sensemaking.

Join a conversation

Each conversation will cover new emerging topics:

February 15

All IPAI applicants are welcome to join us for conversation on these issues at our first meeting on February 15, 2024 in Car Barn 315 from 12 (noon) – 1:30 p.m. ET.  Lunch will be served, so we ask that you please RSVP

March 12

Please join us for continued conversation on these issues at our second meeting on March 12, 2024 in Car Barn 315 from 12 (noon) – 1:30 p.m. ET.  Lunch will be served, so we ask that you please RSVP

April 11

Please join us for a conversation on these issues at our third meeting on April 11, 2024 in the Ethics Lab (Healy Hall, 201b) from 3 – 5 p.m. ET. This Design Lab event is hosted by the Ethics Lab as part of Tech & Society Week 2024, and is one of the intended outlets for Akshayan Narayanan’s IPAI project. This session, in particular, will act as a laboratory space in which to evolve our thinking further. See more information about this unique session below and view the full week’s schedule.

Into the Woods with Generative AI: Drawing Pathways to Creative Pedagogy
This creative exploratory workshop by Ethics Lab is an invitation to map perspectives, expertise, and experiences in order to consider: What pathways does Generative AI pave for the future of higher-education?
Location: Ethics Lab, Healy Hall, 201b
Registration: RSVP 

May 20-23

We will also convene during the Teaching, Learning & Innovation Summer Institute (TLISI), which runs the week of May 20. More event details coming soon.