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Start Date: Fri, 21 Jul 2023 13:00:00 +0000
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<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">An arts-based workshop to reflect on the year. Work in digital collage to depict information. &lsquo;Copy&rsquo; and &lsquo;paste&rsquo; your thoughts and feelings. Explore symbolism; metaphor; scale; colour; framing; and composition.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

Title: AmplifyFE workshop: Digital collage for reflection
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_822_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 822
Start Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2023 13:00:00 +0000
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<p><span style="font-size:11pt; font-variant:normal; white-space:pre-wrap"><span style="font-family:Arial"><span style="color:#222222"><span style="font-weight:400"><span style="font-style:normal"><span style="text-decoration:none">This session will demonstrate how using an easy to use AI tool kit can help teachers save time in a range of everyday tasks</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

Title: AmplifyFE webinar: Save time and create great resources with AI tools
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_821_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 821
Start Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 12:00:00 +0000
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Our theme for this meeting is: &lsquo;Development, introduction and evaluation of inclusive and sustainable educational practices in Further and Higher Education&rsquo;<br />
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This is an excellent opportunity to share practice, evaluation and research into learner&#39;s experiences of technology enhanced learning and assessment.</p>

Title: ALT-ELESIG Scotland Online Event
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_820_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 820
Start Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2023 12:00:00 +0000
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Dear ALT WM members,<br />
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I write to invite you to a special online meeting of ALT WM, where you have the opportunity to shape the future of the group and how it operates. With short presentations from ALT members from institutions across the region, we will establish our shared challenges and priorities for the next academic year and beyond. You will have the opportunity to share ideas with the steering group for how ALT WM can best support you and the work that you do.<br />
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The steering group is also looking to appoint a new Secretary and new Officers to assist with the planning and organisation of the ALT WM community of practice, so it&rsquo;s an exciting time to get involved with the group.<br />
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The webinar will take place online, on Friday 9th June from 13:00 &ndash; 14:00.<br />
A brief outline of planned activities is include below:<br />
- Introduction to the ALT WM Steering Group: What it is now.<br />
- Presentations from ALT WM Institutions: Challenges and priorities in the West Midlands.<br />
- Discussion: What do you want ALT WM to be?<br />
- Get Involved: Could you join the ALT WM Steering Group?<br />
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Please share details of this event with other interested colleagues and be sure to book your place today!</p>

Title: ALT WM: What it is now and what do you want it to be?
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_819_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 819
Start Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 11:00:00 +0000
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<p>Tom Pieroni from the Open Data Institute (ODI) will be joining the ALT South #TechThursday event on Thursday 25 May. Tom will discuss data ethics and assessment, using real-world examples to help contextualise the problems and understand the impact of generative AI tools on education</p>

Title: ALT SouthGroup –Unpicking (the concerns around) generative AI and understanding its impact.
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_818_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 818
Start Date: Fri, 05 May 2023 10:00:00 +0000
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<p>On Friday May 5th 2023 at 11.00am we are lucky to be joined by Matt Voigts for an extended Copyright News. Not only will he be discussing news about copyright &ndash; including some interesting stories &ndash; but he&rsquo;ll also be considering what he has learned about the way the media covers copyright.</p>

<p>The webinar is completely free, and no registration is required, all you have to do is tune in on the 14th at 11am.&nbsp;</p>

<p><a href="https://eu.bbcollab.com/guest/b0ed6c888307480ba897751a57f93713">Join the webinar via Blackboard Collaborate</a>.</p>

Title: ALT CoOLSIG: Webinar 61 – Read all about it! A Copyright News special
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_817_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 817
Start Date: Wed, 07 Jun 2023 10:00:00 +0000
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<p>Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used within the education sector to address prevailing challenges such as lack and/or deficiency of human resources in supporting excellent student experience and outcomes. To this end AI applications such as chatbots, assessment grading systems, adaptive learning systems have been designed, developed and deployed.</p>

<p>However, it is important to recognise that students are not having equal experiences, with some having significantly better experiences than others. This stems from the fact that the intrinsic design of most of the existing systems lend itself to the service of certain groups of students, whilst disadvantaging others. As citadels of learning, it is incumbent upon us to champion the creation of AI systems specifically designed to address the inclusivity challenge facing our education system.</p>

<p>Presenter: Olatunde Durowoju, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion for the Faculty of Business and Law, Liverpool John Moores University &amp; Vice-Chair ARLT SIG.</p>

Title: ARLTSIG - Achieving inclusive education using AI
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_816_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 816
Start Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2023 13:00:00 +0000
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For the next ALT ARLT SIG Reading group, we&rsquo;ll discuss AI bias and its ethical implications.<br />
&bull; The reading group will be held Tuesday, June 13, 2-3:30 p.m. online.<br />
&bull; Registration is required and the maximum number of participants is 15.<br />
&bull; Registration is open to ALT Members only (you will need to log in to register)<br />
&bull; Please engage with the two key texts below before attending &ndash; additional texts are also listed for those who wish to explore further.<br />
&bull; Discussion questions follow the reading list below.<br />
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Key texts<br />
Leslie, D. (2020) <a href="https://www.turing.ac.uk/sites/default/files/2020-10/understanding_bias_... bias in facial recognition technologies: An explainer. The Alan Turing Institute</a>. [Accessed 27 March 2023].<br />
This report provides a primer on the technical dimension of facial detection technologies, explains the factors that lead to biases in their design and deployment, and examines wider ethical issues surrounding their design and use.<br />
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Aguera ya Arcas, Blaise. (2022) <a href="https://medium.com/@blaisea/can-machines-learn-how-to-behave-42a02a57fad... machines learn how to behave? Medium.com.</a> [Accessed 27 March 2023].<br />
This discussion of AI language models and ethics includes the perspectives of many writers and theorists. If you find it too lengthy, you can just focus on the introduction and final two sections: &ldquo;an inclusive foundation&rdquo; and &ldquo;AI ethics&rdquo;.<br />
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Additional (optional) texts<br />
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Cave, S and Dihal, K. (2020) <a href="https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13347-020-00415-6">The whiteness of AI. Philosophy &amp; Technology 33: 685-703</a>. [Accessed 27 March, 2023].<br />
This paper focus on the fact that AI is predominantly portrayed as white in colour and ethnicity and then examines the potential consequences of the racialisation of AI. (open access)<br />
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Coded Bias (2021) [Video] Brooklyn, NY, USA. 7th Empire Media.<br />
This 90-minute feature film follows MIT Media Lab Researcher Joy Buolamwin, who discovers that facial recognition software does not see dark-skinned faces accurately and then lobbies for the first-ever U.S. legislation against bias in algorithms that impact us all. (requires Netflix subscription or licence via your library&rsquo;s collection)<br />
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Discussion questions<br />
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1. &ldquo;Should we be doing this to begin with?...Do technologists and innovators in this space stand on solid moral ground in flooding society with&hellip;capacities to globally automate unbounded personal identification and ubiquitous smart surveillance?&rdquo; (Leslie, 19-20)<br />
2. &ldquo;Who gets to define AI&rsquo;s values, and how much scope will these have for personal or cultural variation?&rdquo; (Aguera y Arcas)<br />
3. What are the implications of the ethical concerns covered in the key texts for our professional contexts, such as HE and FE institutions in the UK? On staff? On students?</p>

Title: ARLTSIG - Reading group: The ethical implications of Artificial Intelligence
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_815_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 815
Start Date: Tue, 05 Sep 2023 08:00:00 +0000
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<p><img alt="" src="https://www.alt.ac.uk/sites/alt.ac.uk/files/civicrm/persist/contribute/i... style="width: 250px; float: left; height: 210px;" />&nbsp;The ALT Annual Conference is back and it&rsquo;s bigger and better than ever! Join us and over 500 learning technologists for our first fully-fledged Annual Conference since 2019.</p>

<p>The ALT Annual Conference is the UK&rsquo;s foremost conference for Learning Technologists and one of the largest conferences of its kind, attracting around 500 participants each year. This year, we are celebrating three decades since ALT was established in 1993 with our 30th annual conference.</p>

<p>This year&rsquo;s conference theme, &ldquo;Looking through the digital lens: 30 years of Leading People, Digital and Culture&rdquo;, will celebrate our 30th anniversary and the phenomenal changes in the sector over this time.</p>

<p>The conference will critically examine the organisations and practices we work in through a digital lens, fostering a community of future leaders and innovators in the digital space, who come together to exchange ideas, collaborate, and drive change.</p>

<p>Community in this context also means thinking about what expertise is needed &ndash; well beyond the educational technology and technical expertise: organisational change leadership and management, business analysis, and the student voice.</p>

<p>This year&#39;s conference themes:</p>

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<li aria-level="1"><strong>Leading People in a time of complexity</strong>: How have individuals and teams driven change to solve complex and difficult problems?&nbsp; How have individuals and teams been rewarded and recognised in their institutions for being experts and leaders in digital learning?</li>
<li aria-level="1"><strong>Diversity and Inclusion</strong>: How are the most precarious and disadvantaged people being supported and empowered through technology? What future exclusions must we fight?&nbsp;</li>
<li aria-level="1"><strong>Sustainability and Social Justice</strong>: How green is your educational technology? How will we model green and sustainable practices in the field of educational technology and what does it mean for institutions? How do you make decisions about tech that proactively care for the most vulnerable people among us?&nbsp; How should we model practices that account more for the health and well-being of people than that of businesses trying to sell technology to the education sector?&nbsp;&nbsp;</li>
<li aria-level="1"><strong>Emerging technologies and behaviours</strong>: How are emerging technologies, or new uses for existing technologies changing behaviours and practices? What do emerging technologies mean for learning, teaching and assessment? How do we prepare students and staff to critically face the hype cycles around tools such as Machine Learning, and teach them to sift through what companies are claiming, to find the truth?</li>
<li aria-level="1"><strong>Wildcard submissions</strong>: submissions that address the wider conference theme, covering practice, research or policy in Learning Technology.&nbsp;</li>
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<p><a href="https://altc.alt.ac.uk/2023/">Find out more about our programme, speakers and venue on the conference website</a>.</p>

<p><strong>Registration Deadlines</strong></p>

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<li>Earlybird registrations ended on 6 August 2023 23:59 BST.</li>
<li>3 day full residential, 3 day conference only,&nbsp;day conference only&nbsp;and&nbsp;Gala Dinner registrations will close on Thursday 31&nbsp;August 2023 23:59 BST.</li>
<li>3 day online only package registrations&nbsp;will be open throughout the conference and will close on Wednesday 7 September 17:00.</li>
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<p><strong><big>To amend, cancel or transfer your registration, please email enquiries@alt.ac.uk. You will not be able to amend, cancel or transfer an existing registration.</big></strong></p>

<p><big><strong>If you are an ALT Member, <a href="https://www.alt.ac.uk/user/login">log in before registering</a>.</strong></big></p>

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Title: ALT's Annual Conference 2023
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_814_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 814
Start Date: Thu, 25 May 2023 11:00:00 +0000
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<p>AmplifyFE Community Space webinar with Bella Abrams</p>

<p><i>Sharing my perspective on key issues facing the education sector at present - handling&nbsp;data, use of AI, ethics, cost pressures and controls.</i></p>

<p><i>I&#39;ve worked in both FE and HE and plan to reflect on challenges that we are facing and how we are approaching them at the University of Sheffield.</i></p>

Title: #AmplifyFE - AI, Data, Ethics and Beyond: Exploring key issues in education
Event ID: CiviCRM_EventID_813_a485739cf401d1e8c18eaece375aefd0@www.alt.ac.uk
ID: 813

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