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Understanding AI in Education

AI and Assessment Webinar Report and Reflections

Last week we hosted a webinar looking at how artificial intelligence has the potential to disrupt student assessment.  In this post we reflect on the event and share some of the ideas generated and questions asked. The topic certainly seems to be of wide interested, with over 130 attendees. We started with a quick poll […]

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Understanding AI in Education

GPT-3 and Plausible Untruths

There’s no doubt that GPT-3 and other generative AI models are hugely impressive.  We have shown how it could write a reasonably good short essay in a previous blog post and shown how to explore its ability to generate impressive images another post. Impressive as they are, it’s important to understand the limitations of these […]

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Understanding AI in Education

Exploring the environmental impacts of artificial intelligence

We firmly believe that artificial intelligence can transform education for the better. But we are also aware that for AI to be a force for good, it must be used in a responsible way. The environmental impacts of AI are hence of paramount importance.  In this blog, we introduce some of the key issues around […]

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Understanding AI in Education

How might AI content generation tools such as GPT-3 disrupt assessment?

Introduction There have recently been huge advances in the ability of AI to generate content. This includes the creation of text, images and computer code, through technologies such as GPT-3, DALLE-2 and Stable Diffusion. This has resulted in a new and growing field of tools that have the potential to disrupt assessment processes – both […]

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Understanding AI in Education

A glossary of AI terms for education

Introduction Like any field, AI is full of specialist terms. There are quite a few glossaries of AI terms available, but we think it might be useful to create one focused on AI in educational technology – including ed tech specific terms, putting terms in context, and linking to examples. In this post we’ll look […]

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Chatbot Pilot: Learning Together

Chatbot Pilot: Learning Together – Question and Answer Sets

At the national centre for AI in tertiary education we’re piloting a number of promising AI solutions. As well as allowing us to evaluate different solutions, running these pilots gives us an opportunity to learn more about how to develop and deploy AI effectively. In this blog series – Chatbot Pilots: Learning Together – we […]

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AI in Education: Here and Now

How artificial intelligence is supporting the student admissions process

In this installment of the AI in Education: here and now series, we speak to Anthony Manny, Business Analytics Lead at The Universities and Admissions Centre (UAC), Australia, to find out how they are using AI to support and enhance the university admissions process.  Could you tell us a bit about UAC? The Universities Admissions […]

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AI in Education: Here and Now

How digital assistants are promoting enhanced accessibility at the Open University

The Open University uses Taylor, an AI-based digital assistant, to improve the student experience for disabled learners. In this instalment of the Here and Now series, the national centre for AI in tertiary education speaks with Dr Tim Coughlan, Senior Lecturer in Education Technology at the Open University, to explore the benefits and practicalities of […]