Conceptualizing AI-Driven Learning Strategies for non-IT Professionals: From EMERALD Framework to a Sample Course Design

24 Pages Posted: 11 May 2024

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Valeri Chukhlomin

State University of New York - Empire State University

Date Written: May 7, 2024

Abstract

This article aims to present AI-driven learning strategies and provide educational institutions with a practical guide for designing courses that align with the evolving needs of non-IT professionals in the AI-enhanced workplace. The article explores how ongoing advancements in generative AI are transforming the workplace and impacting non-IT professionals across various domains, such as management, finance, human resources, education, production, service, and customer support. The article proposes corresponding updates to online and adult learning (OAL) philosophies and designs. It also introduces AI-Powered Personalized Learning (APPL) and other innovative learning strategies, such as AI-enhanced authentic and evidence-based learning, which are central to this transformation. The article outlines the progression from foundational AI integration (Level 1) to more advanced applications (Level 3) using the EMERALD-GenAI-CMM-OAL framework. To illustrate the practical application of these ideas, the article presents a sample course design for ECON 3996: AI-Driven Strategies for Local Businesses in the Global Economy, which embodies the proposed Level 3 learning philosophies and design principles. The article also discusses the rationale for offering a related micro-credential, emphasizing the importance of providing non-IT learners with tangible evidence of their AI-enhanced skills and boosting their employability in the AI-driven job market.

Keywords: generative AI, AI-driven workplace transformation, non-IT professionals, AI-enhanced skills, EMERALD framework, online learning, learning design, AI-Powered Personalized Learning, authentic learning, evidence-based learning, micro-credentials

JEL Classification: A22, M21

Suggested Citation

Chukhlomin, Valeri, Conceptualizing AI-Driven Learning Strategies for non-IT Professionals: From EMERALD Framework to a Sample Course Design (May 7, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4820332 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4820332

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