The Future of Education

Edition 14

Accepted Abstracts

Active and Transformative Learning for the Integration of Artificial Intelligence Courses for Business School Students

Miltiadis Lytras, The American College of Greece – Deree College (Greece)


In recent years, Artificial Intelligence has evolved as a streamline theme for information systems and computer sciences educational curricula in higher education. In this research we investigate the utilization of the Active and Transformative Learning paradigm for the integration of Artificial Intelligence courses in the curricula of Business Schools. For this purpose, our research is organized as follows. First, we communicate the determinants of an ATL strategy proposed by the authors, and then we provide a benchmark for AI courses in various business schools curricula. Last but not least we communicate the outline of two proposed courses for the integration of Artificial Intelligence in Business Schools training programs both undergraduate and postgraduate. The first one is entitled AI for Next Generation Decision Making Capability and the other one AI for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In both cases we integrate our proposition with ten ATL student-driven activities.


Active and Transformative Learning, Curriculum Development, Artificial Intelligence, Business Schools, Innovation, Business Information Systems.



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