#262 – Disruption, Risk, and the Higher Ed AI Frontier
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What’s in this episode?
Welcome to the third episode in a series produced by Professor Rose Luckin’s EDUCATE Ventures Research, exploring ‘Evidence-Based EdTech’, and hosted on The Edtech Podcast
This mini-series connects, combines, and highlights leading expertise and opinion from the worlds of EdTech, AI, Research, and Education, helping teachers, learners, and technology developers get to grips with ethical learning tools that are led by the evidence.
For this episode we examine AI and EdTech penetration in universities and what form that takes, what capacity exists to implement these changes effectively; we’ll look at 21st Century HE learner needs, such as personalisation, recommendations, intelligent support, profiling and prompts; try to determine how to provide added value to university experience given the costs involved, and what the future of tech-enhanced HE could look like to help produce the best graduates possible.
We’ll be asking:
- what we think students need from Higher Education in the 21st Century, and how it can be best provided
- how value and added value, in terms of facilitating learning, facilitating student wellbeing, assessment, etc. can be provided to students, ensuring every penny is money well spent
- how our guests and colleagues in the HE spaces are futureproofing their institutions and those they work with, to guarantee effective teaching, consistent student experience, and whether emerging technologies can positively disrupt the existing models around these dynamics
- Anthony Finklestein – President, City University London
Anthony Finkelstein is the President of City, University of London and Professor of Software Systems Engineering. He is a graduate in systems engineering holding a BEng, MSc and PhD, and is a is a professional Fellow of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) and the British Computer Society (BCS) and has been active in both, serving on numerous Boards and Committees. He has provided consultancy advice to a very large number of high-profile companies and government organisations. He has acted as an expert in complex technology disputes. He was awarded the UCL ‘Entrepreneurial Spirit’ award, an institutional honour marking his contributions to knowledge transfer. He has established three successful ‘spin-out’ companies (including two ‘exits’) providing respectively professional services, product software and an innovative software service. He has a particular interest in embedding public engagement in all aspects of the work of engineering and has been awarded the UCL ‘Provost’s Award for Institutional Leadership in Public Engagement’.
Julie Greenwood – Vice Dean for Educational Initiatives, EdPlus, Arizona State University
As the Vice Dean for Educational Initiatives, Dr. Greenwood works with the academic units at all ASU campuses, including deans, department chairs, faculty and staff to strengthen online programming and drive course development that transforms student learning experiences. In this role, Julie oversees Instructional Design and New Media, Learning Experience and Student Success, Adaptive and Personalized Learning, Assessment and Compliance, and the EdPlus Action Lab, leveraging data analytics and educational technology to improve and equalize degree completion. In addition, she is the EdPlus liaison to the University Innovation Alliance and the APLU Personalized Learning Consortium. Julie received her Ph.D. from the Neuroscience Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is Associate Professor in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences in New College at ASU.
- Social Media – LinkedIn
Ant Bagshaw – Senior Advisor, Member, Global Education, LEK Consulting
Ant Bagshaw is a Senior Advisor in L.E.K. Consulting’s Sydney office and a member of the firm’s Global Education practice. Ant leads the practice’s development in Australia and New Zealand and delivers strategic advice to universities on how to identify and seize strategic opportunities across education and student experience, research and innovation, and social impact. He also works with governments and agencies on the development and implementation of policy for the tertiary sector, and he advises businesses on how to grow in education markets. Ant has worked in EdTech, consulting, media, regulation and in universities in Australia and the UK. He was an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge and holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Sheffield, and he is a Fellow of London’s Royal Society of Arts.
- Social Media – Twitter
Rose Luckin – Professor of Learner Centred Design, UCL, Founder, EDUCATE Ventures Research
Rosemary (Rose) Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab. She was named one of the 20 most influential people in education in the Seldon List, 2017. Rose is Founder of EDUCATE Ventures Research Ltd., a London hub for start-ups, researchers and educators developing evidence-based educational technology. She is past president and current treasurer of the International Society for AI in Education and co-founder of the Institute for Ethical AI in Education.
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Thank you to this episode’s sponsor, Chegg, a US education technology company based in Santa Clara, California, providing homework help, digital and physical textbook rentals, textbooks, online tutoring, and other student services.
Chegg’s Centre for Digital Learning supported the production of this episode, and faculty, administrators, policymakers, and students, can find useful information to help them navigate the fast-changing world of higher education in the digital age at the following link: www.chegg.com/about/center-for-digital-learning
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