Hawaii’s AI Education Policy Landscape

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Student Population : 169,000

Official Policies

No policies listed on Hawaii Department of Education main site.

In the News

As of May 2023, ChatGPT was blocked on school networks for students, but not for teachers and administrators.

As of July 2023, the Board of Education planned on releasing guidance about the “best practices of the technology”, as well as “how it could also be used to improve efficiency at the state and complex levels”.

Universities

University of Hawaii at Manoa provides guidance on GenAI, including “Assignment and Assessment Redesign” and “AI and Academic Integrity” topics.

School Districts

Hawaii Public Schools (Population: 179,601): Aloha AI Network, a “collaborative infrastructure”, is being used by students to help determine the future of AI in the classroom. “The objective of Aloha AI will be to establish a structure where students are collaborating to train their own models, develop novel uses, and build upon one another’s breakthroughs”.

As of July 2023, the Board of Education planned on releasing guidance about the “best practices of the technology”, as well as “how it could also be used to improve efficiency at the state and complex levels”.

Further Resources

Hawaii AI Guidance Plan

Hawaii ChatGPT Blocked

University of Hawaii AI Guidance

Aloha AI