Each year, the Space Universities Network (SUN) organises a half-day workshop, to bring together UK higher education teaching staff and space industry members. The 2023 workshop was hosted at the University of Birmingham with the theme: "AI in Space Teaching".
About the Speaker: Michael Webb is the director of technology and analytics at Jisc - the UK digital, data, and technology agency focused on tertiary education, research, and innovation. He is co-lead of Jisc’s national center for AI in tertiary education, supporting the responsible and effective adoption of artificial intelligence across the tertiary education sector. As well as artificial intelligence, he has worked on projects around the internet of things, virtual reality, and learning analytics. Before joining Jisc, Michael worked in the higher education sector, leading IT and learning technology.
Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT are already having a significant impact on education. These tools are posing considerable challenges around assessment and academic integrity, but also present opportunities, for example saving staff time by helping with the creation of learning materials or presenting students with new tools to enhance the way they work. The impact of generative AI is being felt far beyond education, and it is already starting to change the way we work. This presents more challenges and opportunities, in making sure education prepares students for an AI-augmented workplace, and that assessments are authentic yet robust.
About the session: We’ll look at these AI tools, how they are evolving, and delve into their strengths and weaknesses. We’ll investigate how they are impacting assessment and consider the role of tools such as AI detection. We’ll then explore how generative AI might be used in a positive way. We’ll look at how it could be used to help teachers, for example with lesson planning and feedback, how students are using it already, what their concerns are, and we’ll explore ideas around how generative AI could be used in education.
Recording of the Presentation is available here.