Digital Futures for Education: AI Imaginaries in Education: Hitting the target but missing the point?
Date and time: 8 September 2022, 13:00 – 14:30 CEST (UTC+2)
Title: AI Imaginaries in Education: Hitting the target but missing the point?
Where: Online – Zoom link below
Meeting ID: 695 6088 7455
For participation – please register latest on 7 September HERE
Digital Futures for Education is a new series of conversations and events that bring together key actors from academia, civil society, and the private and public sectors. Its mission is to provide a colloquial space for discussion and reflection on the digital transformation in education and the role of universities in today’s complex societies. The goal is also to build a community with key national and international educational actors.
More specifically, Digital Futures for Education aims to:
- Stimulate an interdisciplinary dialogue across national and international universities to identify social demands and needs locally and globally.
- Bring about a well-founded debate on the possibilities of digitalization and data-driven education in Sweden.
- Cultivate critical and generative discussions on the ongoing research educational programs and projects at KTH, Stockholm University, and RISE.
- Align research goals and agendas in educational technology with everyday sociotechnical practices.
- Promote more inclusive conversations on digital transformation in higher education.
Now Digital Futures welcome interest in participating in these conversations about the digital futures for education. Please sign up to indicate your interest in participating as a speaker or attendee.
CONVERSATION SCHEDULE 2022
Conversation 2: AI Imaginaries in Education: Hitting the target but missing the point?
Date for the event: September 8, 2022. Time: 13.00-14.30.
This conversation discusses the opportunities and risks of deploying AI and, more specifically, automation in higher education.
- Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Associate Professor, Gothenburg University
- Fredrik Heintz, Professor, Linköping University
- Loïs Vanhée, Associate professor, Department of Computing Sciences, Umeå University
Moderator: Cormac McGrath, Stockholm University & Digital Futures Faculty Member
The following questions lead the discussion:
- Will AI help students develop critical and creative thinking and collaborative and communication skills? Or will it help students to approve university assignments and exams?
- Will AI use, in particular, automation, bring us to understand student learning better? Or will it encourage the emergence of surveillance practices and invasion of student privacy at universities?
- What does it mean to design, develop, deploy, and use AI responsibly in higher education?
Conversation 3: EVENT: Postcards from the YEAR 2033
Date for the event: November
We invite students, teachers, ed-tech companies, and anyone interested in learning, competence development, academia and higher education to write postcards from 2033, looking back at a successful university digital transformation: what decisions were vital? What are we thankful for?
Suggest topics and potential speakers!
This space for conversation aims to bring together key actors from academia, civil society, and the private and public sectors in Sweden and abroad. We invite you to be part of the conversation on digital transformation in education by suggesting topics and potential speakers to Teresa Cerratto Pargman, Associate Director Outreach, Digital Futures. Please send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org. Write “Digital Futures Outreach” in the subject of your email.