Developed during the lockdown, EDUCATE's AI Readiness webinar series explores the essential questions educators and businesses have raised, faced with the increased awareness and implementation of AI in the work and learning environments. The success of the series has now led to further topics EDUCATE will showcase in forthcoming months.
The EDUCATE webinars started life as a way to get expertise and understanding to where it's needed most, keeping those in the Golden Triangle who build the EdTech, and those who use the EdTech, informed, and joining them up with the people who research whether the technology works or not.
Our first series was on AI Readiness and was developed to assist businesses and educators grasp the fundamentals of what AI can and can't do, suggestions on what and how it can be used, and to foster a transparent and mutually beneficial relationship between AI academia and those about to use it in an app. Historically, there has been a gap in the perceived credibility of research evidence on AI in education, and it has been suggested that a way to bridge this gulf is for researchers to make their insights readily available to anyone in need of them.
Now that the AI Readiness series has one last session to go, we're running a small poll to see what people want next. You can contribute here.
You can follow our webinars and events here and take a look at the current schedule here. Each webinar will have its slides and narration recorded as a Byte-Sized EdTech resource, and a full recording of the session made and uploaded to YouTube, as they routinely feature guest speakers. See below for details!
Our introductory session is an AI 101 webinar for anyone interested in AI.
You will learn about:
What AI can and can't do
Why data is so important to AI
The outline of the ETHICAL AI framework
Who needs to prepare for AI
The 'AI Mindset'
Prefer a podcast?
A short exploration of the real use of AI in Higher Education today, from apps and services created by teams in universities, to programmes used by students to help enhance the learning experience whist studying.