Plenary Session - Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, United States (in English)

"Generative AI Comes to School: Threats and Opportunities in the Age of Computer-Mediated Meaning"

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William Cope, Professor, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States
Mary Kalantzis, Professor, College of Education, University of Illinois, United States
Daniel Ferraz, Professor, Department of Modern Languages, University of São Paulo


Bill Cope is a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He and Mary Kalantzis are directors of Common Ground Research Networks, a not-for-profit organization developing and applying new publishing technologies. His research interests include theories and practices of pedagogy, cultural and linguistic diversity, and new technologies of representation and communication. His and Kalantzis’ recent research has focused on the development of digital writing and assessment technologies, with the support of a number of major grants from the US Department of Education, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. The result has been Scholar, a multi-modal writing and assessment environment.

Mary Kalantzis was dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, United States from 2006 to 2016. Before this, she was dean of the Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and president of the Australian Council of Deans of Education. With Bill Cope, she has co-authored or co-edited: New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education,Cambridge University Press, 2008 (2nd edition, 2012); Ubiquitous Learning, University of Illinois Press, 2009; Towards a Semantic Web: Connecting Knowledge in Academic Research, Elsevier, 2009; Literacies, Cambridge University Press 2012 (2nd edition, 2016); A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies, Palgrave, 2016; and e-Learning Ecologies, Routledge, 2016.

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