AI Foundations, a collaboration of ISTE and IBM

AI Foundations is an online course from ISTE and IBM that provides high school students with a comprehensive introduction to artificial intelligence. It can be used independently by students or in a blended-learning environment, and is beginner-friendly for students and educators alike.

  • Students aged 13 to 18
  • English
  • AI Foundations badge
  • 15 hours

Ways to use the course

As a student

Enrol through IBM SkillsBuild for Students to enjoy an engaging, self-paced digital learning experience that will teach you the foundational concepts behind AI systems.

As an educator

Use the ISTE/IBM AI Foundations facilitator guide to provide your students with a deeper, more collaborative learning experience that compliments the self-paced course. Ideal for remote or in-person classroom learning alike!

Through this course, students will:

  • Learn the basics of AI
  • Discover AI applications
  • Discover career pathways
  • Consider AI ethics
  • Earn a digital badge
  • Use design thinking

Earn badges like this

Badge for AI Foundations: A Collaboration of ISTE and IBM

AI Foundations: A Collaboration of ISTE and IBM

  • AudienceAll learners

  • LanguagesEnglish

  • Duration14 hours

This badge earner has the key knowledge, skills, and values necessary to understand and work with artificial intelligence (AI), and is aware of the implications of AI for the future of work and society in general. Earners have applied their knowledge through an AI Design Challenge, using design thinking to create a prototype for an AI-powered solution that helps people improve their skills.

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Course content

Module 1
What is AI?
2h 15min
Module 2
AI and you
3 hours
Module 3
Machine learning and AI
3 hours
Module 4
AI applications
3 hours
Module 5
Bringing it all together
2h 15min
AI foundations: Final assessment