AI in Education Community

June HE Lean coffee meet-up

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We used Padlet to identify topics for discussion and this month focused on:

Copilot usage: Various attendees shared their experiences of using Copilot web and 365 versions, highlighting the benefits, challenges and costs of the tool. One of the key points was lack of data maturity as a barrier to effective use.

AI as assistive technology: Ros Walker, St Andrews presented a resource developed to raise awareness of AI as assistive technology for disabled students and staff, and invited feedback and collaboration.  This will be shared shortly.  This was a successful outcome from UAL 12 days of AI which is still live.

AI literacy framework: There was an update on the progress of the AI literacy framework, which aims to help staff and students understand the data protection and ethical issues around AI.  We also discussed our call out for HE policy and guidance and many attendees shared theirs for inclusion.  We’ll be sharing these soon.

AI and professional services:  how to engage professional services, and how AI can support personal productivity, as well as challenges around overcoming fear and resistance to AI.

Critical voices in AI: The group agreed on the importance of finding a balance between the hype and the despair around AI and being critical but aware of the potential and limitations of AI.

Our final meeting of the year will be 9th July at 3.30pm

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