Our annual conference was Jan. 22, 2024. This year's theme centered around Artificial Intelligence and its potential use in higher education. Our conference featured renowned researcher Rose Luckin, who studies the design and evaluation of educational technology, in particular Artificial Intelligence (AI). Following the keynote was a panel discussion.
Rosemary (Rose) Luckin is a UCL Professor renowned for her research into the design and evaluation of educational technology, in particular Artificial Intelligence (AI). She was named as one of the 20 most influential people in education in the Seldon List, 2017, and is frequently asked to provide expert evidence to policy makers, in both Houses of the UK Parliament and the European Commission. She is also the first non-American to win the coveted ISTE impact award.
Rose has published prolifically in academic journals, books and conferences proceedings. Her 2018 book: Machine Learning and Human Intelligence: The Future of Education for the 21st Century is available in English and Mandarin. In this book, Rose describes how AI can be used effectively to support teaching and learning. Her most recent book, published in 2022, is a collaboration with award-winning head teacher Karine George. AI for Schoolteachers is an essential and accessible guide to AI for anyone involved in education. Rose is also lead author of Nesta’s influential Decoding Learning report published in 2012 and Pearson’s Unleashing Intelligence, published in 2016.
Rose is also Founder of Educate Ventures Research Ltd., a London hub for educational technology start-ups, researchers and educators involved in evidence-based educational technology and leveraging data and AI for educational benefit.
Rose has taught in the secondary, further education and university sectors and is president of the Self-Managed Learning College in Brighton. She has also spent time in University Management as a Director of Undergraduate Studies and Pro Vice Chancellor.
Rose is also the host of the EdTech podcast.
Our panelists covered topics such as what generative AI means in higher education, the impact of AI on student work and achieving student learning outcomes, the implications of using AI from an Academic Integrity standpoint, and how to utilize AI in the classroom to enhance student learning creatively.
Kelly H. Ahuna, Ph.D.
David Emmanuel Gray, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor
Management Science and Systems