OR, Analytics, and Education

The OR, Analytics, and Education SIG (OAESIG), is a forum that aims to gather academics and practitioners at the intersection of OR and Business Analytics to discuss, highlight and develop/propose effective and contemporary practices/ideas related to pedagogy, teaching, and learning within the Higher Education (HE) sector.

Within this context, particular emphasis could be placed on topics including, but not limited to:

  1. The taxonomy in a Problem-Based Learning approach (considering the extent of involvement of the tutor and the level of information needed to solve a particular problem);
  2. The gamified approach (game elements e.g., points, badges, leader boards, progress bars) to be embedded into the curriculum of a module or programme of studies;
  3. "Modules of tomorrow" to engrain an analytical mindset in future managers; the skills that a learner needs regarding data acquisition, preparation, analysis, visualization, interpretation and communication, in order to be consistent with industry trends and job prospects in the Business Analytics domain;
  4. Software for effective visualisations of the data and the associated relationships; modes of delivery; methods for assessing in an authentic way and giving effective feedback;
  5. Developing data analytics certificate programs for business majors, etc. This is expected to have a wider focus and hopefully impact to people with common interests in this particular field nationally and internationally.
  6. The application of learning analytics – the intersection of analytics and pedagogy – towards enhancing teaching and learning especially within the HE context.

Join us for our next event:

AI in Education: Exploring Cognitive Development and Critical Thinking

Date: 2 May 2024, 17.00 - 18.30
Online - MS Teams

Register HERE

We are thrilled to invite you to a thought-provoking webinar on the "Potential Implications of AI Text Generators on the cognitive development and the critical thinking skills of business school students," organised by the "OR, Analytics, and Education" Special Interest Group and endorsed by the UK's Operational Research (OR) Society.

About the Webinar:

As the landscape of higher education continues to evolve rapidly, Artificial Intelligence (AI) text generators, such as ChatGPT, are reshaping the way we learn and teach. This webinar aims to thoroughly explore the potential implications of these cutting-edge technologies on the future of higher education. Our esteemed speakers will present their valuable insights on the subject, shedding light on various aspects of AI's role in shaping education.

Speakers and Presentations:

We have an impressive line-up of speakers who have conducted extensive research on the intersection of AI text generators and higher education. Each speaker will share their unique perspective, covering topics like:

1. Does integrating generative AI into education stifle the development of cognitive skills?
2. The influence of AI text generators on critical thinking skills in UK business schools

Interactive Sessions:
After each presentation, participants will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive Q&A session where attendees can engage directly with the speakers, seeking clarification and exploring further insights.


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Committee Details

Marios Dominikos Kremantzis Co-Chair
Heather He Co-Chair
Matthew Higgs Secretary
Maria Psyllou Committee Member
Aniekan Essien Committee Member
Wayne Holland Committee Member
Eylul Sadanoglu Committee Member
Anthi Chondrogianni Committee Member
Fatima Lopez Castellanos Committee Member
Christine O’Dea Committee Member
Muhidin A. Mohamed Committee Member

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