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DeVry University Launches AI Lab

Announcing its commitment to provide "an education tailored to address the needs of an AI-driven workplace," DeVry University has launched a new AI Lab, which will be focused on discovering which AI skills are needed in an AI-driven career and how to prepare for it. It will assist in shaping DeVry's curriculum, learner experience, and career services, the university said.

"AI is advancing at an exponential pace, impacting every industry and function of our nation's economy," said Shantanu Bose, provost and chief academic officer. "As educators, we must help prepare learners for a workforce that is shaped by technology, which is why DeVry's AI Lab will focus on evolving our curriculum to reflect the urgent needs of the marketplace. Building upon our award-winning Digital Care Engine, the Lab will incorporate AI tools to enhance our learning experience."

That Digital Care Engine, called ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces), is one of DeVry's technology advancements that assists instructors to individualize course materials and track student progress in learning various subjects in a non-threatening environment. The new AI Lab will be another.

"Our nation's need for a skilled AI workforce increases each day and can only be met by preparing new learners and upskilling existing workers," said Elise Awwad, DeVry's president and CEO. "DeVry operates with a very specific purpose — to help learners at any stage in their academic journey and to help prepare them for thriving careers in an economy transformed by technology. The AI Lab will create a more supportive and engaging learning environment for our learners."

To learn more about AI at DeVry, including courses and programs that are AI-enabled and -focused, visit the university's AI Resources page.

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Kate Lucariello is a former newspaper editor, EAST Lab high school teacher and college English teacher.

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