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Educational apps and interactive digital content have become commonplace. These platforms have ushered in a revolution in education by providing a versatile digital toolkit. They now incorporate advanced assessment mechanisms, including machine learning-based grading. This revolution has paved the way for blended and online learning approaches, enhancing accessibility and flexibility in higher education. It is also undeniable that the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 accelerated the adoption of remote and online learning technologies. The internet connects students to a global repository of knowledge. AI, exemplified by ChatGPT, can perform exceptionally well in the classroom and can even become a potential replacement for lecturers. While the potential threats of AI have been discussed extensively, there is also a point of view that AI can be seen as a productivity tool that assists in assignments and presentations, akin to tools used for creating charts and graphs. With the assistance of AI, students can develop critical skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity, which are increasingly vital for addressing complex societal challenges. Consequently, pedagogical approaches in pharmacy education need to adapt and align with the opportunities offered by technology. Technology in education is more than content delivery and formative assessments, it should encourage individual inquiry, investigation, and discovery, thus promoting a deeper understanding of subjects.


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Ramli, S. and V. Dushenkov (2023). "Artificial Intelligence: moving forward to a new era of education." Prescription (9): 1-3.


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