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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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June HE Lean coffee meet-up

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, […]

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Generative AI Literacy for FE Staff

At the start of the year, we asked for volunteers to join a working group to explore FE AI literacy, with the group deciding to focus specifically on generative AI literacy. The aim is to provide staff with reference for their journey to becoming literate with generative AI. In our previous blog post, we discussed […]

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May HE Community Lean Coffee

We started this meeting with a discussion about copilot 365, which we are currently piloting.  We wanted to use it to create the meeting summary and notes for the session, and have published a separate blog to share how effective this was. Then moving into our standard lean coffee format, using Padlet this time.  Discussion […]

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Exploring approaches to Generative AI with the FE Community  

This month’s AI in FE community sessions were all about sharing approaches to generative AI use in FE.   Coleg Sir Gar’s Generative AI Journey For the first part of the sessions, we were joined by Bryony Evett, from Coleg Sir Gar, who shared their institution’s evolving journey with generative AI. They have developed their approach […]

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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 […]