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AI in Education Community

Reflecting on this year in AI with the FE community

Our last community meetup session of the year took place on the 4th July with around 30 members taking part. We engaged in some excellent discussions around the way approaches and perceptions to AI have changed over this academic year in FE, and considered priorities for the new year.  We kicked off the meetup by […]

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Staying current - articles and announcements

June 2024 round up of interesting articles and vendor news

Articles Safe, responsible use Image Descriptions vs Alt Text: Why both matter – Interesting explanation of the differences between image descriptions and alt text in their purpose and how we should ideally have both. Medium What does ‘open-source AI’ mean, anyway?  The long-standing debate between open source and proprietary software has now extended to AI, […]

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Examples of AI in education

Navigating the Future: Higher Education policies and guidance on generative AI

In our previous blog, we highlighted the transformative potential of generative AI in Higher Education (HE) and called for examples of AI policies and guidance from the HE sector. The response has been fantastic, and we are excited to share more examples from our community. We hope that these will help institutions develop thoughtful, ethical, […]

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Advice and Guidance

AI Procurement Due Diligence

Why AI Due Diligence is Crucial for Education and Research Artificial intelligence (AI) holds immense potential to revolutionize the educational landscape by enhancing teaching methods, personalizing learning experiences, and streamlining administrative tasks. These advancements can lead to more effective learning environments, tailored educational pathways for students, and more efficient operations within educational institutions. However, the […]

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Product Notes

Product Notes – Tutello

In the Jisc AI team we spend a lot of our time exploring different AI tools and services, assessing their potential to enhance education. With that in mind we have launched Product Notes, a new blog series, to share our knowledge and findings with all of our members. In each entry, we’ll be looking in-depth […]

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Advice and Guidance

A Generative AI Primer

Publishing an intro to generative AI is a challenge as things are moving so quickly.  However, we think things have now settled down enough for us to bring together information in a single place, to create a short primer.  This blog post will be updated as needed, and we have also produced a version as […]

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Advice and Guidance Resources

FE Learner Resources on AI: Insights from Our Working Group

Introduction Earlier this year, we formed a working group to discuss and develop AI literacy resources for further education learners. The aim of this group is to enhance AI literacy among learners, equipping them with the knowledge needed to navigate generative artificial intelligence (Gen AI). Meetings overview The working group has met twice. Our initial […]

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Examples of AI in education

Licensing Options for Generative AI

(note: last updated 26th June 2024 – see here for the update history.) We are getting a lot of questions about licensing options for generative AI tools, so we thought it would be useful to summarise the current situation.  It’s fair to say that things are still moving quickly,  and there are a fair number […]

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Advice and Guidance

AI and Jisc’s Leadership Survey

Each year at Jisc we run a leadership survey, which is sent to leaders in HE and FE, with responses from vice-chancellors and principals, technology and library strategic leaders and more.  The latest was sent during the spring of this year. The survey asks several questions about the perception of Jisc and our services, the […]

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Product Notes

Product Notes – Blackboard Learn Ultra AI Design Assistant

About Anthology Blackboard Anthology was created through the merger of four of the world’s leading education technology companies: Blackboard, Campus Management, Campus Labs, and iModules. For more information, you can visit their About Us page. This product note will explore how Blackboard® Learn Ultra has incorporated generative AI to enhance course creation. We will examine […]