Help shape the role of AI in education

AI Unity Initiative

Working hand in hand with forward-thinking institutions to shape a collective approach to teaching with AI

The AI Unity Initiative is a pilot program that provides a collaborative platform for institutions to jointly explore AI applications, share findings, and formulate informed policies for effective and ethical AI utilization in education.

Educators and institutions face challenges integrating AI due to uncertainty and the risk of missteps that could impact learning quality and ethical standards. 
Despite institutional hesitance, students and professionals are already adopting, using, and experimenting with AI tools.

Current Participants

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Arizona

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Arizona

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Roosevelt University

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Arizona

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Arizona

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Roosevelt University

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Arizona

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Arizona

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Roosevelt University

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Arizona

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of Arizona

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

University of Tennessee at Knoxville

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Roosevelt University

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Members of the

Program Receive

Access

A pilot license to PowerNotes’ AI-integrated platform with all teaching & learning benefits

Advancement

Faculty support for studies and publication based on pilot outcomes

Collaboration

Trainings, roundtable discussions, workshops, 1:1 sessions

Shared Learnings

Data and shared learnings that can inform decision-making around how AI can be used

Influence

Opportunity to influence new product development at PowerNotes

Feedback

Ability to contribute to how AI can be used in education at large

Templates

AI-integrated assignments to get faculty ready quickly

Community

Access to a Teams community  of educators in the pilot

Support

Faculty support for AI curriculum integration

Requirements to Join

All educational institutions are encouraged to apply to join the pilot. In order to qualify for pilot pricing institution representatives should be prepared to meet the following requirements:

A minimum of 2 program champions who are excited and motivated by AI

Weekly participation in Teams community discussions

Commit to implementation and onboarding plan

Permit listing your participation on our website

A Collective AI Community

Join a community of trailblazing educators helping to shape the role of 
AI in education.

Our exclusive Teams community joins together educators, administrators, 
and institutions dedicated to shaping the future of AI in the educational landscape.

Monthly we will be highlighting members of the community to demonstrate unique or interesting things they are doing or learning at their institution.

Here’s what you can expect

Facilitated by PowerNotes’ Scholar in Resident, Educational Leaders, and other Featured Innovators

Best Practices Sharing

Access vetted guidelines and strategies to integrate AI into your teaching or administrative efforts based on other successful implementations

Wins & Success Stories

Celebrate and learn from the achievements of community members who have successfully implemented AI

Community Driven Insights

Join workshops, lunch & learns, and stay up to date with the latest trends and advancements in the AI in education space

Thought Leadership

Collaborative trainings and 1:1 sessions allow for diving deep into specific areas

Collaboration Opportunities

Engage in joint projects or research initiatives with members who share your interests and goals

Real-Time
Support

Get instant feedback on your ideas, questions, or challenges from our community of experts

Together, we can create smarter classrooms, more efficient institutions, and transformative educational experiences.

Timeline

Through June of 2024, PowerNotes will support the Unity AI Initiative as a pilot program and collaborative cohort of educational institutions looking to shape the direction of AI in education.

Onboard

Prepare

Launch

Engage

Reflect

- Finalize Timeline & Agreement

- Develop Adoption Plan

- Faculty Recruitment & Onboarding

- Initial Setup

- Curriculum Mapping

- Product Training

- Initial Rollout

- Live Support

- Tech Troubleshooting

- General Feedback

- Community Discussions

- Roundtable Sessions

- Shared Learnings

- Review Survey Feedback

- Explore Outcomes

- Opportunities & Concerns

- Recommendations

- Q&A

Gain access to our full suite of innovative AI features 👇

Discovery

Summarize articles, get real-time related topics, and prompt Q&A for a comprehensive understanding of your research topic. Work smarter, learn faster with Discovery.

Power Summary

Produce a summary of any article or webpage in real time

Research Topics

Generate a list of related research topics and find resources on those topics through Google or in your library catalog

Q&A

Test your knowledge by generating a Q&A in real time - teachers can also provide their own questions on a particular topic for students!

Brainstorm

Brainstorm is your personal AI assistant. It provides open and closed prompting (using your own research rather than the large language model), and ensures full anonymity with no data retention.

Closed Prompting

Use AI to prompt the research only in your outline, removing the possibility of AI hallucinations or fake sources

Privacy and Security

PowerNotes communicates anonymously with our AI provider, ensuring all queries and outputs remain confidential

Transparency

AI outputs can be traced back to specific sessions, giving faculty a comprehensive understanding of student-AI usage

Insight

Insight is a multi-faceted tool for educators that promotes transparency and helps to shift assessment from final product to proof-of-process. Monitor student-AI interactions and access activity logs.

Better Detection

Rather than detecting the presence of AI, Insight provides an indicator of appropriate vs. inappropriate AI usage

Proof of Work

Our unique proof-of-work process empowers authentic student work, removing the drawbacks of traditional AI-based detectors

Evidence

Insight provides instructors with detailed activity logs, capturing all student-AI interactions, from prompts to outputs

Not just another program

Join a cohort of forward-thinking educators working together in dynamic collaboration, a melting pot of insights, experimentation, and strategic decision-making. Imagine a consortium of educational institutions coming together, breaking silos, and co-creating the blueprint of AI in education.

Join Now

Pricing for
Student Pay

No cost to the school - Through campus bookstore - 6 months access

ModelAI Token CapPrice Per Student
ChatGPT600,000$19.99
ChatGPT 16K600,000$24.99
GPT4 8K600,000$40.99

Pricing for
School Pay

No cost to students - Pilot access through June 2024

No. of StudentsAI CreditsPrice
Up to 10050,000,000$750
101-250125,000,000$1500
251-500250,000,000$2500
501-1000500,000,000$5000
1000+CustomCustom
No. of StudentsAI CreditsPrice
Up to 10050,000,000$800
101-250125,000,000$2000
251-500250,000,000$3000
501-1000500,000,000$6000
1000+CustomCustom
No. of StudentsAI CreditsPrice
Up to 10050,000,000$5000
101-250125,000,000$10,000
251-500250,000,000$20,000
501-1000500,000,000$40,000
1000+CustomCustom

School Pay pilot cost will be applied as a credit towards a full institutional license if acquired within 3 months of the end of the pilot

Pilot institutions can receive credit towards institutional licenses or Student Pay discounts by referring other institutions to join the AI Unity Initiative

Frequently Asked
Questions

How is PowerNotes different from Turnitin, GPT Zero, or other detectors?

PowerNotes' proof-of-work process differs from other AI-based content detectors by focusing on the transparency and documentation of each step in the research and writing process rather than solely relying on algorithmic detection.

Why should I use PowerNotes instead of ChatGPT or other AI models?

AI detectors can't be fully trusted as students can easily find ways to bypass them. Detectors often produce a high number of false positives, and using them may raise privacy concerns due to the need for personal information when creating accounts with AI providers like OpenAI.

Is this only for higher ed or can I join as a K12 school?

PowerNotes welcomes educators from both K12 and higher ed institutions to join!

How much time will I be expected to spend with the Community?

Participation in community discussions is entirely voluntary, so there's no strict time requirement to worry about. That said, joining in when you can is quite beneficial—it's a great way to engage in shared learning, discover best practices, and dive into interesting discussions. While it's flexible and you can contribute as your schedule allows, even brief participation can yield significant insights and inspiration.

What happens after the Pilot is over?

Pilot costs are credited towards institutional purchases and discounts are offered for small-scale roll out. 

>What happens to my work?
Users can always export their projects from PowerNotes into Word documents or spreadsheets. Your work remains accessible and transferable, even if your institution decides not to continue with a license. Users can also purchase an individual license.The PowerNotes team will support your institution’s transition into a formal license.

How does the Student Pay option work?

Instructors can assign PowerNotes as course material (like a textbook) through the bookstore. The PowerNotes team will work with your bookstore to ensure the PowerNotes product is made available for students to purchase on the bookstore website.

How do AI credits work and what AI tools do you offer?

The PowerNotes AI tools are currently powered by an OpenAI API. In the future we plan on having many different language model options. Our AI integration is different because we've built educational-focused features that are enhanced by AI and extend well beyond the capabilities of a simple chatbot.

Here are a few articles that help explain how AI credits work:
• What are tokens? (Microsoft)
What Are AI Tokens? A Comprehensive Guide (CNN)
What are tokens and how to count them? (OpenAI)

How can I get my students started?

Once you've obtained a school license or listed PowerNotes as course material in the bookstore, students can see how to set up their PowerNotes account and helpful guides on how to get started with PowerNotes here: https://www.powernotes.com/resources/help-support

A few
best practices:
• Always have your students access their PowerNotes account via the link in their LMS course.
• If you’re using our Communities tool (no LMS), have your students use their school email address when creating accounts.
• Make sure students know to accept the PowerNotes Community invite once they’ve created their account. 
• Use the Project Description to put any important details surrounding an Assignment in front of your students (due dates, formatting expectations, etc.)
• If a student is struggling with any aspect of PowerNotes, please have them submit their issue via the Feedback buttons within the PowerNotes website and extension or have them contact Caroline at Caroline@PowerNotes.com.

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