An ethical framework for Learning Technology

The Association for Learning Technologies in the UK  (ALT) has the strategic aim of strengthening recognition and representation for Learning Technology professionals from all sectors. one of the priorities Members identified for this year is to develop an ethical framework for Learning Technology. They have developed a professional accreditation framework, CMALT, and last year extended it to include ethical considerations for professional practice and research last year. They are now developing a framework that can be used as a starting point for informing the ethical use of Learning Technology by professionals, institutions and industry and, they say, “have worked to […]

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FutureLearn team up with Microsoft for online AI course

As many of you will know, FutureLearn is the UK Open Universities MOOC arm, run in conjunction with an international consortium of universities. But, I guess like everyone else, FutureLearn is under pressure to make some money. Their first go was offering paid for certificates for course completion. Another attempt has been to persuade people […]

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European Union, AI and data strategy

Miapetra Kumpula-Natri is the rapporteur for the industry committe for European Parliament’s own-initiative  on data strategy and  a standing rapporteur on the World Trade Organization e-commerce negotiations in the European Parliament’s international trade committee. Writing in Social Europe she says: Building a human-centric data economy and human-centric artificial intelligence starts from the user. First, we […]

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Learning about surveillance

I found this on the Social Media Collective website. The Social Media Collective is a network of social science and humanistic researchers, part of the Microsoft Research labs in New England and New York. Yesterday the Wayne County Prosecutor publicly apologized to the first American known to be wrongfully arrested by a facial recognition algorithm: […]

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AI cloud computing to support formative assessment in vocational education and training

I have written before abut the the great work being done around AI by Bolton College in the UK and particularly their ADA Chatbot. One of my main interests about the use of AI in vocational education and training is the potential for freeing  up teachers for more personalized learning support for both those students […]

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