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Insights from the Microsoft 365 Copilot ‘Prompt-a-thon’ Roundtable

I recently attended the Microsoft 365 Copilot ‘Prompt-a-thon’ roundtable, an event that provided insight into the potential of Copilot 365 within the public sector at their office in London. A few of us on the team have licenses for Copilot 365 and have been giving it a go in our day-to-day work (read Michael’s thoughts […]

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AI Literacy Webinar Series for Inset Training Weeks in June

With the ever-changing world of AI, it is difficult to keep up and stay on top of the changes. To help, we have put together a series of 5 webinars to explore Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) in education. We understand that the last few weeks of the term can offer a bit of breathing space […]

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Etiquette for AI meeting note-taking services

Our team love AI meeting note-taking tools! We have access to them via Microsoft Copilot for 365, and it’s probably our favourite and most useful feature – it does a fantastic job of summarising key points and actions. We’re increasingly seeing AI services such as Otter and Firefly added to meetings, and understandably this is […]

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Some thoughts on Google’s recent AI for Education work

Google’s  Generative AI work has perhaps tended to slip a little under the radar, at least in discussions I’ve been involved in, which have tended to focus on ChatGPT and Copilot.  They have just put out a lot of new info though, including, for me, probably the most interesting paper on LLMs in education for […]

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Our First Artificial Intelligence Drop-In Clinic

At the start of May, we held our first Artificial Intelligence drop-in clinic. The session lasted for an hour and focused on providing a space to ask questions about AI in education. The drop-in clinics will run each month and complement our AI literacy series of monthly webinars. The idea is that you can simply […]

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Regulating the Future: AI and Governance

In the rapidly evolving landscape of artificial intelligence (AI), the need for effective regulation has become more crucial than ever. As AI technologies continue to advance at an unprecedented pace, the ethical and societal implications of their deployment demand careful consideration and oversight. AI is revolutionising industries and reshaping the way we live and work, […]

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RAG: Can we stop LLMs making things up?

When ChatGPT was first released, there was (and perhaps still is) some confusion with what it was doing. We mostly got used to the fact that it was, in effect, a text prediction tool, albeit one trained on vast amounts of data, with often quite amazing abilities.  This meant that it was prone to making […]

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Initial thoughts on Microsoft Copilot for 365 (and AI FOMO)

  I thought I’d share some very initial thoughts on Copilot for Microsoft 365, as I’ve had it for a few weeks. It’s been fairly easy for people to try most of the AI tools. That’s not the case with Copilot for Microsoft 365, as it can only be purchased and enabled by central IT […]

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Staff Guidance for FE

Following on from our Learner Guidance for FE we’ve had lots of interest in the best way to provide advice to staff across all FE  institutions. In this blog post, we’ve created an example of staff advice for comment and feedback. Would this approach work for your institutions? What else would you like to see […]

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Artificial Intelligence drop-in clinic

To complement our AI Literacy sessions, we are running a series of monthly practical drop-in clinics. The idea is that you can simply drop in and ask questions about how to use AI tools and anything about the AI literacy training and future training needs. We will be running the drop-in clinics each month. The […]