Launch of Monthly Webinar Series: Connected Higher Education in crisis contexts

Connected Higher Education in crisis contexts monthly webinar,
9th March, 14:00 – 15:00 (UK)

Join us for the launch of this new webinar series in collaboration with the Connected Learning in Crisis Consortium and UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Presentations by UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), Jian Xi Teng and Marie Macauley.

Presentation: A landscape review of innovative technology in literacy and education for refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons,
Jian Xi Teng

While information and communication technologies (ICTs), from radio to computers, have long been used in education, there is limited evidence of how effective they are in literacy and education programmes for refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (IDPs). The presentation will present the findings from UIL’s forthcoming report that examines the global landscape through a combination of a literature review and analysis of 25 programmes from around the world that have used ICT innovatively in literacy and education for refugees, migrants and IDPs. It responds to the following three questions:  Continue reading

open & Inclusive SIG

logoMonday 28th February, 13:00 – 15:00 (UK)
MS Teams
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Join us online for two presentations on Citizen Science from Jess Carr, Christothea Herodotou and Ian Kenny. Please contact openTEL for an invite.

Abstracts and Biographies

Presentation 1: Taking down the ‘elite’ – an inclusive and creative approach to citizen science, Jess Carr

All too often, sectors of society are marginalised based on the false beliefs that they are ‘hard to reach’. A term found in funder’s briefs, literature and used widely within the research community, it suggests that the fault for lack of engagement is due to the community’s ability to be reached. Yet, as our society begins to question inequalities, and fight back against them, the research community needs to ask whether it’s doing enough to remove this elitist and damaging concept.

In this presentation, I will discuss my PhD project entitled: ‘Can an inclusive approach meaningfully engage people with learning disabilities? Exploring capacity building for citizen science.’. In this project I worked with a local self-advocacy group Continue reading

openAIED SIG Presentations

openAIED Special Interest Group
Tuesday 15th March 14:00-15:30 (GMT)
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OpenAIED SIG meeting: Safe(r) Artificial Intelligence & Learning Analytic in real-world applications

As Learning Analytics (LA) and Artificial Intelligence in Education (AIED) mature, the discourse about making them safer and pro-educational stakeholders becomes central to these systems’ design. In this OpenAIED SIG meeting, we will host two talks given by AIED researchers on different ethical aspects of the design of AI & LA systems. We will also have the opportunity to hold a discussion around both.

We will begin with a talk given by Thea Herodotou, Anna Gillespie and Irina Rets about ‘Ethics in learning analytics: The case of the Early Alert Indicators dashboard’ and continue with a talk by Ali Chaudhry, who will tell us about the work he has been doing as part of his PhD on the topic of transparency of AI systems.

For an invite please contact openTEL. Everyone is welcome.

Abstracts and Bios:

Presentation 1: Transparency in Artificial Intelligence: Why it matters and How do we ensure it.
Ali Chaudhry

In this talk Ali will present his research on Transparency in AI powered products, why is it important and how it can lead to safer AI systems in real-world. He will also share some case studies on AI mishaps in real-world and what can we learn from them.

Ali is a doctoral researcher in Artificial Intelligence (AI) at UCL Institute of Education (IOE). His research focuses on the Transparency of machine learning development pipelines for AI-powered ed-tech products in different real-world contexts.  Continue reading

Show & TEL 22.02.22

Tuesday 22nd February (13:40-16:00)
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Please note we will be starting slightly later than originally advertised, at 13.40 pm, and the presentation on Redesigning Project Pathways has been removed from the agenda.

Join us online for the next openTEL Show & TEL seminar, chaired by Christothea Herodotou and presentations from Gerald Evans, Dot Coley, Alice Gallagher, Koula Charitonos, Rachel Mcmullan, Saraswati Dawadi, Felipe Tessarolo, Maria Aristeidou and Theofanis Orphanoudakis.

All are welcome! Please contact openTEL for an invite.