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Discussing AI for Accessibility in FE

For this month’s AI in FE community meetups we held two sessions, both focused around AI for Accessibility and were joined by members of over 30 FE institutions from across the UK.   We began with some scene setting discussing the existing role AI has played in key assistive technologies and the developing role of generative […]

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April HE Community session

As usual we started the session with Lean Coffee.  This time around we focused on a single discussion: How to govern AI use in your institution? Who is using what and should they be? Or do you just hope and pray? The concerns were largely around data security and privacy and staff and students using […]

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Discussing AI and Assessment with the AI in FE community

On the 24th March, we ran our latest AI in FE Community meet-up. This time we started with a lean coffee style discussion which allowed participants to vote on topics they would like to discuss. This was followed by a breakout session around approaches to assessment and AI. Lean Coffee During our Lean Coffee session, […]

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FE Community Digifest Meet-Up

On Wednesday the 13th of March we ran our first face-to-face community session at Digifest at the community hub. This year’s Digifest included a large focus on AI and amongst the highlights was the unveiling of the AI Guiding Principles for FE Colleges in collaboration with AOC. A Deep Dive into the AI Themes The […]

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Update on FE AI literacy working group

AI is of course much more than just generative AI, and a full discussion around AI literacy would need to cover more traditional AI uses too, for example predictive models, adaptive learning, image recognition, recommendation engines and many other tools and techniques.  Generative AI is the hot topic now though, so the groups discussion focused […]

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Discussing Learner AI Guidance with the FE community

On Tuesday 27th February, we had our third community meeting. We had a great group who joined us for an insightful discussion around how to provide learners with guidance around AI. The first half of our session was led by AI Technologist, James Hodgkinson, who began with a poll, asking whether their institutions had produced […]

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HE Community Feb 2024

We’ve now got our standard meeting format in place – Lean Coffee discussion for the first 20 minutes and a focused discussion for the final 25 minutes. For the February Lean coffee we managed to discuss two topics: Approved/approving AI tools within institutions: The discussion focused on the challenges and strategies involved in approving AI […]

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Exploring uses of AI across the FE community

This month we had around 60 attendees joining to discuss the use of AI in FE at our second community meeting.  We started with a brief presentation on some of the pilots run by the NCAITE team over the past couple of years to showcase the variety of tools we’ve seen.   Attendees participated in […]

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AI in HE Community January meeting

We had another lively call with around 68 members dropping in.  We started with a Lean coffee format – our standard opening session and this kicked off a lively conversation around licensing terms. Microsoft have now removed the 300 license minimum for Copilot 365 and this is allowing some institutions to think about piloting. At […]

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Discussing AI safety with the FE community

On Tuesday 28th November we held our first AI in FE discussion clinic, with just over 50 members from around the UK joining us online to discuss issues around AI safety in FE.   AI Safety in FE  The first half of our session was led by Senior AI Specialist, Paddy Shepperd, who gave a […]