Course: Getting Interactive

Here, participants will be introduced to the basics of AI programming, specifically tailored for environmental applications. The module includes a coding session where participants will understand how to use AI to generate code.

Good morning, I’m Lee Mallon, and welcome to Module 9 of the humanity course tailored for environmental educators engaging with AI. Today, we're diving into the world of interactivity, showing how you can create engaging digital experiences without needing to code.

The Promise of Interactivity

In this module, we'll unravel how AI can transform natural language into interactive experiences. We'll look at how even those without a technical background can craft dynamic content using AI tools, opening up opportunities to create compelling and interactive educational materials.

Breaking Down Interactivity

Going interactive isn’t just about flashy features; it's about deepening engagement and understanding through active participation. This module will cover how to:

  • Utilise AI to interpret and interact with datasets.
  • Transform raw data into visually appealing and interactive graphs.
  • Create web pages and other digital experiences from natural language prompts.

Demonstrations and Explorations

Through live demonstrations, we will show you how to turn complex data, such as air pollution statistics, into accessible and interactive web elements. We’ll use tools like ChatGPT to analyse data and generate code for interactive graphs.

From Data to Interactive Content

We'll navigate from raw CSV files of air pollutant emissions to crafting a web page with an interactive graph. The process will showcase how AI can be leveraged to bring life to data, making it more understandable and engaging for the audience.

The Role of Trial and Error

This module emphasises the importance of experimentation. Learning to iterate based on AI feedback, you will see how natural language prompts can be refined to produce the desired interactive outcome.

Conclusion and the Road Ahead

As we conclude Module 9, we’ve equipped you with the knowledge to start turning your environmental data into interactive stories. Looking forward, the next module will explore what the future holds for AI in environmental education.

Thank you for joining this module. Your next steps could transform how you present and interact with your audience on environmental issues. Until the next module, enjoy experimenting, and have a wonderful day!