Emerging Technologies for Effective Teaching, Assessment and Research: Joint Exploratory Workshop with University of Westminster

Joint workshop 7th June

We are excited to announce a thought-provoking joint workshop on June 7th, focusing on the transformative potential of emerging technologies in education in collaboration with Westminster CETI, SGW, University of Westminster, Innogen and the University of Edinburgh.

This event is dedicated to exploring the profound implications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) on teaching, assessment, and research.

Event Details:

  • Date: June 7th
  • Location: Little Titchfield Street 2.06A (4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY)
  • Facilitator: Dr. Thanos Fragkandreas

Workshop Overview:

Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are at the cutting edge of 21st-century innovation. They promise to revolutionise teaching, assessment, and research, maximising effectiveness and impact. Yet, the use of AI/ML algorithms raises a plethora of moral issues around exclusion and challenges fundamental values of fairness, privacy, and autonomy.

This workshop will explore how to effectively utilise emerging technologies for teaching, assessment, and research while promoting inclusion and avoiding algorithmic oppression, coloniality, bias, domination, and hierarchies.

Provisional Programme:

  • 10:00 – 10:30: Arrival & Coffee/Tea
  • 10:30 – 10:45: Introductory Remarks by the Co-Organisers:
    • Professor Theo Papaioannou
    • Dr. Thanos Fragkandreas
    • Dr. Yaz Osho
    • Professor Helen Lawton Smith
    • Dr. Daphne Economou
  • 10:45 – 11:30: Presentations on Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Assessment:
    • AI, Gamification, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality
    • Knowledge Construction and Citizen Science Methods
    • Decolonising the Curriculum through New Technologies
  • 11:30 – 11:45: Coffee/Tea Break
  • 11:45 – 12:30: Presentations on Issues of Emerging Technologies for Teaching and Assessment:
    • New Technologies and Critical Theories
    • Responsible and Inclusive AI/ML
    • New Technologies and Coursework Assessment
  • 12:30 – 13:30: Lunch
  • 13:30 – 14:15: Group Activity on Use of Emerging Technologies for Effective Teaching: Ways Forward
  • 14:15 – 14:30: Short Coffee/Tea Break
  • 14:30 – 15:15: Reporting Back from Group Activity and Discussion
  • 15:15 – 15:30: Closing Remarks and Departure

Call for Presentations:

We invite participants to present their ideas on the workshop’s themes. If you are interested, please email the title of your presentation to Dr. Thanos Fragkandreas at fragkat@westminster.ac.uk by May 31st.

Join Us:

This workshop is a unique opportunity for educators, researchers, and technologists to come together and explore the future of education. By addressing both the potential and the pitfalls of AI and ML, we aim to foster a more inclusive and effective educational landscape.

We look forward to welcoming you to an engaging day of learning, discussion, and innovation.

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