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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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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

Exploring innovations in assessment

Introducing AI into the assessment process could bring about numerous advantages. In the sphere of formative assessment, using AI to partially automate the process of marking and giving feedback could make educators’ workloads more manageable. Meanwhile for high-stakes assessment, AI could provide an alternative to summative examinations, which, it has been argued, are not always […]

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AI in Education: Here and Now

How Petroc College is harnessing artificial intelligence

For this instalment of the AI in Education: Here and Now series, we hear from Petroc College on how they are harnessing artificial intelligence to improve outcomes for students   Petroc College’s leap into using AI in education began in 2019 when a Digital Leaders programme brought a focus and confidence to the College’s embrace […]

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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 […]

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Understanding AI in Education

How AI adds value for education institutions and for learners

The national centre for AI in tertiary education aims to help colleges and universities unlock the potential of AI in education. An important first step along this journey is to pin down AI’s potential by identifying how this innovation can add value to the sector. As a starting point, the Centre has developed the following […]