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Start Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2023 10:00:00 +0000

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<p>In today&#39;s rapidly evolving technological landscape, ethics are paramount, especially as Artificial Intelligence (AI) becomes more available and accessible. The role of educators, technologists, senior managers and leaders in guiding ethical AI adoption has, therefore, never been more crucial.</p>

<p>Centred around the <a href=" Framework for Ethical Learning Technology (FELT)</a>, ALT&rsquo;s Winter Summit aims to empower leaders with the knowledge, insights, and strategies to foster responsible AI integration that supports academic practice.</p>

<p>This year&#39;s Winter Summit is sponsored by <a href="">Kaltura</a>&nbsp;and will be hosted on <a href="">Kaltura&#39;s Virtual Event Platform</a>.</p>

<h2><strong>Registration closed on Monday 11 December at noon GMT</strong>.</h2>


<h2 dir="ltr">Summit Programme</h2>


<p dir="ltr"><strong>10:00&nbsp;Welcome<br />
Natalie Lafferty, University of Dundee<br />
Sharon Flynn, Technological Higher Education Association</strong></p>

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<p dir="ltr"><strong>10:15 Opening keynote - Whose ethics? Whose AI? A relational approach to the generative AI challenge</strong><br />
Every thinkpiece, policy statement and guideline on generative AI encourages &lsquo;ethical&rsquo; use of these new capabilities. But whose ethics matter? Whose can be made to stick? With so much power invested in generative platforms, how can the choices of educators and learning technologies make a difference? This keynote starts from the idea that technologies reframe social relationships, and argues that to be &lsquo;ethical&rsquo; is to attend to those relationships, not only in the context of use. How can we act with care from our different positions in the generative AI &rsquo;stack&rsquo;? And what must universities put in place for members to uphold ethical values such as those of the ALT Framework?<br />
<strong>Helen Beetham, Researcher and Consultant</strong></p>

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<p dir="ltr"><strong>10:45 Q&amp;A and discussion<br />
Helen Beetham, Natalie Lafferty and Sharon Flynn</strong></p>


<p dir="ltr"><strong>11:05 Short break</strong></p>

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<strong>11:20&nbsp;Developing resilience in an ever-changing AI landscape</strong><br />
In the current climate of AI, educators are challenged to find a comfortable territory somewhere between apocalyptic panic and uncritical enthusiasm. We need to manage risks while taking advantage of the benefits AI offers us. This requires critical thinking and entails becoming comfortable navigating in a nuanced zone where there are no black-and-white answers to the questions we ask. How can we support students in learning effectively and empower them to use AI in an ethical manner? How can we as educators develop our own AI literacy so that we can teach these skills to our students?<br />
<strong>Mary Jacob, Aberystwyth University</strong></p>

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<p dir="ltr"><strong>11:50&nbsp;Q&amp;A and discussion</strong><br />
<strong>Mary Jacob, Natalie Lafferty and Sharon Flynn</strong></p>

<p><strong>12:05 Short break</strong></p>

<p dir="ltr"><strong>12:15&nbsp;Achieving Inclusive education using AI</strong><br />
Within higher education, inclusion often takes a backseat during the development of new educational technologies and curriculum strategies, prompting us to question the intended beneficiaries. Current educational technology and curriculum designs primarily address inclusion challenges related to disability and neurodiversity, sidelining crucial dimensions like race, gender, and students&#39; domiciliary status. The emergence of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GAI) offers an opportunity to enhance workload, flexibility, creativity, and address subjectivity limitations while enabling purposeful design for all forms of diversity. The challenge lies in formulating an AI-driven Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) strategy within the technology and higher education sector that embraces all dimensions of diversity for a comprehensive approach.<br />
<strong>Olatunde Durowoju, Liverpool Business School</strong></p>


<p dir="ltr"><strong>12:45&nbsp;Q&amp;A and discussion</strong><br />
<strong>Olatunde Durowoju, Natalie Lafferty and Sharon Flynn</strong></p>


<p dir="ltr"><strong>13:00 Lunch break</strong></p>


<p><strong>13:50 A Case Study on AI Integration and Ethical Reflection in Teaching</strong><br />
Access to AI tools exists and they will be used by our current students in their future employments. As educators, how can we prepare learners to engage with these tools critically, reflectively and ethically? This session will provide a case study example of how the PAIR (Problem formulation, AI tool selection, Interaction, Reflection) framework was employed in class with first year Social Work students. The teaching aimed to help learners understand and critically reflect on how the datasets underpinning AI tools could influence their future practices to promote the professions ethical principles of social justice. This session aims to not only present the learning design but also trigger discussion and debate about how it can be applied in other subjects to promote the ethical use of AI.<br />
<strong>Dr Tarsem Singh Cooner, The University of Birmingham</strong></p>


<p dir="ltr"><strong>14:20&nbsp;Q&amp;A and discussion<br />
Natalie Lafferty and Sharon Flynn</strong></p>


<p dir="ltr"><strong>14:40 Short break</strong></p>


<p dir="ltr"><strong>15:00&nbsp;Panel discussion - GenAI and the student experience</strong><br />
We know that students are now receiving different messages about Generative AI<br />
(GenAI) and tools like ChatGPT from their institutions, and from social media and wider<br />
media debates. For example, students may well be cautioned not to use ChatGPT by<br />
tutors who use it themselves.</p>

<p>Many institutions have established general principles and/or frameworks to deal with<br />
GenAI (often influenced by the Russell Group announcements) but what does this mean<br />
for everyday educational practice, both inside and outside the classroom?</p>

<p>This panel session will start with short opening statements from staff and student<br />
members and then invite delegates to join the debate on what we should regard as<br />
effective, fair and equitable treatment for students regarding the use of GenAI. We will<br />
also reflect upon the implications of the most recent technical advances, such as<br />
Openai&rsquo;s &lsquo;build your own GPT&rsquo;.<br />
<strong>Sue Beckingham, Sheffield Hallam University<br />
Peter Hartley, Independent Education Consultant</strong></p>

<p><strong>Louise Drumm, Edinburgh Napier University</strong></p>

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<strong>Plus Student Panel:</strong></p>

<p><strong>Alex Walker, Sheffield Hallam University<br />
Alejandra Rodriquez Sosa, Edinburgh Napier University<br />
Amparo Gimenez Rios, Edinburgh Napier University<br />
Motheo Kgendwenyane, University of Kent<br />
Frankie Wardale, Sheffield Hallam University</strong><br />

<p dir="ltr"><strong>15:30&nbsp;Q&amp;A and discussion</strong></p>

<p dir="ltr"><strong>15:50&nbsp;Closing remarks<br />
Natalie Lafferty and Sharon Flynn</strong></p>

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<p dir="ltr"><strong>16:00&nbsp;END</strong></p>

Title: ALT Winter Summit: ethics and artificial intelligence
Event ID:
ID: 834
Start Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2023 14:00:00 +0000

<p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Facilitated by: Chris Barnett </span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Teachers have stood at the front of the classroom since the advent of the education system. This is mainly due to the presentation technology available being a tether rather than a facilitator of learning. Technology has now advanced, so why haven&rsquo;t presentation methods? It&#39;s time to evolve. This webinar will move you. Welcome aboard&hellip;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

Title: AmplifyFE: The Game Is Never Won by Standing in Any One Place for Too Long
Event ID:
ID: 832
Start Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2023 11:30:00 +0000

<p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Facilitated by Jason Boucher </span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Going to take you on a journey to question how you think and how you should become revolutionary, as educators. With the intention to discuss the impact of social media and technological change.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

Title: AmplifyFE: Revolutionary thinking in Education - Change and the impact of Social media and technology
Event ID:
ID: 831
Start Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2023 12:30:00 +0000

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Please bring some ideas about how your institutions are addressing the concerns around AI and also exploring the potential benefits to staff, students, and other stakeholders.</p>

Title: ALTNWEMG Committee Meeting and AI discussion
Event ID:
ID: 830
Start Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2023 14:00:00 +0000

<p><strong>Please use this form to register if you&#39;d like to attend the AGM online. You do not need to register for the AGM if you are attending our Annual Conference, as this is included in your registration.&nbsp;</strong></p>

<p>Our 2023 Annual General Meeting will be held in person and online at ALT Annual Conference, 6 September 2023, Warwick, UK. All Members are encouraged to attend and the AGM is also open to guests and observers.&nbsp;The Calling Notice for the AGM was issued in July, and in accordance with the&nbsp;<a href="">ALT Constitution</a>&nbsp;adopted in 2019,&nbsp;the business of the Annual General Meeting will include: the election of Trustees; approval of accounts and report and decisions on any resolutions.&nbsp;</p>

<p dir="ltr">All papers for the AGM and related information will be&nbsp;<a href="">published online</a>.</p>

<h3 dir="ltr">Learn more about how ALT is governed</h3>

<p dir="ltr">This year there are no vacancies for elected Trustees and no Trustee elections will take place.&nbsp;</p>

<ul dir="ltr">
<li>Explore our&nbsp;<a href="" title="Link to ALT's aims and values">aims and values</a>&nbsp;and our work on&nbsp;<a href="" title="Link to policy on equality and diversity">equality and diversity</a>.</li>
<li>Learn about&nbsp;<a href=" work as a charity</a></li>
<li>Meet the current&nbsp;<a href=" title="Link to CX page">B</a><a href=" title="Link to Board of Trustees">oard of Trustees</a></li>
<li>Find out about&nbsp;<a href="">what we do</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="">our impact</a></li>

Title: ALT Annual General Meeting 2023 - Online Attendance
Event ID:
ID: 829
Start Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2023 12:30:00 +0000

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The theme for this session is &lsquo;Summer Fruits&rsquo; and focuses on sharing project stories and ideas (the &lsquo;fruits of your labour&rsquo;). Contributions include:<br />
<br />
The Development of a Video Pedagogy (Giacomo Occhipinti, London College of Fashion, UAL)<br />
A Creative Inclusive Learning HyFlex Project (Adele Cushing, Birkbeck, University of London)<br />
New Buildings on Solid Foundations: The design and development of an online postgraduate civil engineering programme (Dominic Pates and Thomas Hanley, City, University of London)<br />
Moodle Analytics: Approaches to analysing web traffic data and Moodle database data (Eliot Hoving, University College London)<br />
Learning Technologist Career Paths (Evan Dickerson, Guildhall School of Music &amp; Drama)<br />
<br />
This event will be held online and in person. We have limited space at the physical venue, so please do not register if you don&rsquo;t plan to attend in person. Lunch will be provided from 1:30pm with presentations starting at 2pm.<br />
<br />
The Inns of Court College of Advocacy will be hosting this event at the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS) Tribunals Suite. The venue is located on the northeast side of Gray&rsquo;s Inn Square, under the archway.<br />
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First floor,<br />
9 Gray&rsquo;s Inn Square,<br />
London<br />
WC1R 5JD</p>

Title: ALT M25-LTG Summer Meeting
Event ID:
ID: 828
Start Date: Tue, 04 Jul 2023 12:00:00 +0000

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Join us for an interactive and insightful round table discussion focused on the theme of &quot;AI and Neurodiversity&quot; in the university sector, specifically exploring the student experience. Hosted by ELESIG, this online event brings together two leading institutions who are focusing on research and practice in this area. Gain unique perspectives on the evolving understanding, opportunities, and challenges surrounding AI and neurodiversity within higher education. This discussion is designed to create a supportive space for attendees to actively share their experiences and perspectives, fostering a deeper understanding of how AI can impact neurodiverse students&#39; educational journey. Don&#39;t miss out on this engaging conversation that promises valuable insights and collaborative exploration.</p>

<p>Contributors:<br />
<a href="$">Dominik Luke&scaron;: Assistive Technology Officer, University of Oxford</a>&nbsp;<br />
<a href="$">Sarah Hopp: Student Disability and Neurodiversity Manager, City University London</a><br />
<a href="$">Ross Thomas: Disability and Neurodiversity Advisor at City, University of London</a><br />

Title: ELESIG - AI and Neurodiversity Roundtable Event
Event ID:
ID: 827
Start Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2023 10:00:00 +0000

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At our next webinar, on Friday 9 June at 11am (BST) we are delighted to launch the Code of Fair Practice for Film Educators.<br />
<br />
This ground breaking resource aims to provide comprehensive guidance to film educators, enabling them to make well-informed decisions regarding copyright and the lawful utilisation of films and other audiovisual materials for educational purposes.</p>

Title: COOLSIG - Webinar 62 – Introducing the Code of Fair Practice for Film Educators
Event ID:
ID: 826
Start Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 08:30:00 +0000

<p>The workshop will be delivered by experienced CMALT Assessors.</p>

<p><b>Pre-workshop activities</b></p>

<p>When you register for the workshop, you will be asked to complete a short profile including what accreditation pathway you are on (CMALT, Senior or Associate), which sections of the portfolio you would like specific help with and how far you have progressed overall.&nbsp;</p>

<p>In the week before the workshop, you will receive pre-workshop activities to complete to start progressing your portfolio.&nbsp;</p>

<p><b>Workshop day</b></p>

<p>The workshop day has both live sessions and asynchronous activities scheduled from 9.30am to 4.00pm and concludes with networking opportunities&nbsp;with other candidates. The first half of the day will be focused on strategies for writing specific portfolio sections, including practical examples from accredited portfolios. The afternoon session will provide time for individual support and a peer review exercise.&nbsp;</p>

<p><b>Post-workshop support</b></p>

<p>Following on from the workshop day, you will receive the workshop materials to support you as you complete your portfolio.&nbsp;</p>

<p><b>Who should attend?</b></p>

<p>Anyone registered for&nbsp;CMALT&nbsp;who is keen to complete their portfolio more quickly, candidates who are working towards&nbsp;CMALT&nbsp;looking for more support and anyone looking to revise a referred portfolio.&nbsp;</p>

<p>If you are not already on a&nbsp;CMALT pathway&nbsp;you can find out more information&nbsp;<a href="">here</a>, including details on how to register for the accreditation process.<br />
<br />
<strong>Feedback from&nbsp;our workshop&nbsp;participants&nbsp;...</strong></p>

<li><a href=" title="CMALT Accelerator Workshop: My Reflections…by Dr Jin Tan">CMALT Accelerator Workshop: My Reflections&hellip;by Dr Jin Tan</a></li>
<li><a dir="ltr" href="" jslog="91781; 11:%.@.0]; track:vis" rel="noopener nofollow noreferrer" target="_blank">Flipgrid showcasing feedback and experiences of CMALT Accelerator Workshop Participants</a>&nbsp;</li>


<p>Registered CMALT&nbsp;candidates discounted rate: &pound;149&nbsp;</p>

<p>For block bookings please contact <a href=""></a>.</p>


<p>If the minimum number of registrations has not been met by Friday 16th June, this workshop will be cancelled. Registered delegates will be notified and refunded in full.</p>

<p>Cancellations made in writing, to <a href=""></a>, on or before Friday 16th June will be refunded in full. Cancellations made in writing, to <a href=""></a>, after Friday 16th June will be refunded in full minus a &pound;25 cancellation fee.&nbsp;</p>

Title: CMALT Accelerator Workshop
Event ID:
ID: 824
Start Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2023 11:00:00 +0000

<p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">AmplifyFE Community Space webinar with Joyce I-Hui Chen.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#000000"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">Using origami as a creative reflective tool (demonstration and a brief introduction about slow ontology by Jasmine Ulmer).</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

Title: AmplifyFE workshop: Folding Slow Ontology
Event ID:
ID: 823