Artificial Intelligence and Learning Futures: Critical Narratives of Technology and Imagination in Higher Education explores the implications of artificial intelligence’s adoption in higher education and the challenges to building sustainable instead of dystopic schooling. As AI becomes integral to both pedagogy and profitability in today’s colleges and universities, a critical discourse on these systems and algorithms is urgently needed to push back against their potential to enable surveillance, control, and oppression. This book examines the development, risks, and opportunities inherent to AI in education and curriculum design, the problematic ideological assumptions of intelligence and technology, and the evidence base and ethical imagination required to responsibly implement these learning technologies in a way that ensures quality and sustainability. Leaders, administrators, and faculty as well as technologists and designers will find these provocative and accessible ideas profoundly applicable to their research, decision-making, and concerns.

chapter |6 pages


section Section I|65 pages

Education, Artificial Intelligence, and Ideology

chapter 1|22 pages

The Ideological Roots of Intelligence

chapter 3|19 pages

The Narrative Construction of AI

section Section II|70 pages

Higher Learning

chapter 4|25 pages

Automation of Teaching and Learning

chapter 6|20 pages

Beauty and the Love for Learning

section Section III|55 pages

The Future of Higher Education

chapter 7|21 pages

Imagination and Education

chapter 8|21 pages

Scenarios for Higher Education

chapter 9|11 pages

Re-storying Higher Learning