AI for T&L in Education: Overview

Welcome, Academic Staff

This section is specifically tailored for the academic community at our institution, offering insights and resources on integrating AI technologies into teaching and research practices.

Access to this section is restricted to ensure that the information is used in accordance with our institutional policies on academic integrity. We encourage academic staff to use these resources to foster innovation while maintaining ethical standards.

Encouragement for Ethical AI Use

We advocate for the use of AI as a tool to augment teaching and research, not to replace the critical thinking and intellectual rigour that define academic excellence. Let's harness AI to enrich our educational environment, ensuring it serves as a complement to traditional teaching methods.

Guidance for Student-Focused Content:

Looking for resources to guide your students on ethical AI use? We recommend directing them to AI in Education for Students where they can find information tailored to their learning journey, emphasising critical thinking and ethical considerations.


Artificial Intelligence is transforming our world in ways we are only just starting to understand - which is why it is important as individuals as well as educators, researchers, learning designers and students to learn all we can about what it is, what it can do and what we should ask of the people who have the power to regulate it.

This guide focuses on generative AI from an educational perspective and includes AI basics and broader AI issues. It is by no means meant to be a comprehensive treatment of the topic but hopefully will serve as a grounding upon which you can build.

If you are new to AI or the use of generative AI, we'd recommend you read through the content sequentially, in the order the tabs are presented. This will ensure you have an understanding of the terminology and the basics of AI that will support your understanding of the other topics. 

Banning the use of AI in coursework is not the answer to dealing with academic integrity concerns. Our graduates will likely be using AI in their future careers as well as to support their research and other academic endeavours. Teaching students to use AI ethically and effectively is predicated on anyone involved in learning design and delivery being proficient in using AI. 

We hope you find this guide to be a valuable guide and starting point for your own exploration of AI in learning design, teaching and research.

 VU College & Discipline Librarians


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This guide is reproduced with permission from AI for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - Guides at University of South Australia ( by Kerry Johnson, Teaching Innovation Unit of the University of South Australia

Acknowledgement of Country

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We acknowledge the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Kulin Nation (Melbourne campuses), the Eora Nation (Sydney campus) and the Yulara/Yugarapul and Turrbal Nation (Brisbane campus) who are the traditional owners of University land. As we share our own knowledge practices within the University, may we pay respect to the deep knowledge embedded within the Aboriginal community and recognise their ownership of Country.

We acknowledge that the land on which we meet, learn, and share knowledge is a place of age-old ceremonies of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the Traditional Owners living culture and practices have a unique role in the life of this region. Learn more from our Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit.