Artificial intelligence

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Supporting human-led education

Artificial intelligence is at the forefront of a changing landscape in tertiary education. From personalised learning pathways to automated administrative tasks, AI promises to redefine teaching and learning for learners and practitioners alike. But harnessing the full potential of AI isn’t without its challenges – both ethical and technological – which need careful navigation.

Thanks to the support of a growing community of innovative and forward-thinking experts from across the UK’s education sector, we have developed resources and conducted pilots to support you and your path to effective and responsible use of AI in education.

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Overviews and introductions to AI in education

Creating GPTs (custom versions of ChatGPT) is straightforward and doesn't require any programming knowledge or design skills.

AI and virtual reality (VR) have immense potential in education for neurodiverse individuals.

From chatbots and hand tracking tools to automated image classification and speech analysis, explore our range of interactive demonstrations.

In this third edition of our yearly report, we summarise the current state of play, including insights into emerging use cases and guidance on ethical considerations.

An introduction to generative artificial intelligence technology and its implications on education.

Take a look at our interactive map of UK institutions already utilising AI to improve their processes.

Uses in learning and teaching

Codesigned with the sector, we've produced a set of postcards to provoke discussion and reflection around assessment approaches in higher education.

Case study

Anywyse Pilot

Anywyse have developed an innovative platform which uses generative AI to allow educators to create short podcast-style learning resources, called wysers.

Award winning platform, CENTURY, is used widely through the further education sector, with over 60% of colleges in England using the platform.

A digital assessment platform developed to reduce educator workload around assessment whilst enhancing feedback for students.

Current pilots

Our pilots so far have included a range of exciting AI products including an AI assisted marking tool, a chatbot for student queries, and a virtual reality interview simulator.

Find out the outcomes from our completed pilots.

TeacherMatic

Status: ongoing

Our pilot of TeacherMatic has now been extended to 8 universities as we explore how the platform can support higher education.

TeacherMatic is a tool that uses generative AI to help teachers create resources and teaching materials. Their platform provides a suite of generators that can help create a variety of essential materials for educators, such lesson plans, learning activities, quizzes, and more. Through this pilot participating colleges will try TeacherMatic and explore whether it can save time and assist with workload.

Read about the TeacherMatic pilot on our blog.

FeedbackFruits

Status: ongoing

FeedbackFruits is a platform that uses AI to improve students’ academic and professional writing styles by automating feedback on structural elements like citation, academic style, grammar, and structure. Our pilot participants will explore whether this can save educators time and provide high quality feedback to students,

Read about the FeedbackFruits pilot on our blog.

Jamworks

Jamworks is a platform that uses AI to transform lecture recordings into well organised notes and interactive study materials. Their service has been found to be particularly impactful for disabled and neurodivergent students. Our pilot participants will explore using Jamworks with recorded lecture content.

Read about the FeedbackFruits pilot on our blog.

Guidance

AI is integral to many assistive technologies. This blog post discusses some of the emerging uses and some of the key concerns and challenges.

Recent discussions with our community have emphasised the importance of sharing best practices and promoting successful examples of AI use in education.

How-to guides for educators covering prompting skills and their use with ChatGPT, Google Bard, and Microsoft Copilot.

This guide suggests a pathway towards responsible, ethical AI with a series of discussions helping to quickly assess ideas and their fit for the institution.

Policy and strategy

How to take a comprehensive, institution-wide approach to operational AI.

Updated advice on AI detection software including recommendations for alternatives to Turnitin.

This report looks at how students are currently using generative AI and explores its potential impact on their learning experience.

Sue Attewell, head of AI and co-design, Jisc:

"AI is already transforming teaching and learning. It’s helping staff manage workloads effectively and enhancing student outcomes through improved engagement and personalised learning. Our aim is to guide UK education and research towards using the technology in the best possible way to meet the needs of students and staff by implementing AI safely, securely and ethically.”