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Ofsted’s use of Artificial Intelligence: how smart is it to automate risk assessments?

Melanie Ehren. Ofsted has come under attack for its collaboration with the Behavioural Insights Team for using machine learning to identify failing schools. According to several sources (BBC and Matthew Reynolds), BIT has been trialling machine learning models that can

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Posted in accountability and inspection, ICT in education

Slow down you move too fast, you got to make the meaning (sic) last

‘Slow’ human intelligence must be valued more holistically if we are to really benefit from the power of AI, says Rose Luckin.  The end of 2017 brought some worrying observations about the progress of Artificial Intelligence with respect to UK

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Posted in Education policy, ICT in education

Students need support in order to build skills for the future

Mutlu Cukurova and Rose Luckin.  There is a growing interest globally in teaching approaches that allow university students to work independently, often in group activities. However, our research suggests that leaving students to do their own investigations without any support is

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Posted in Further higher and lifelong education, ICT in education, Teaching, learning, curriculum & assessment

What kind of learning do we need to make the most of the new technological revolution?

Rose Luckin.  Learning is the key to success in the fourth industrial revolution and I was delighted to be asked to provide evidence to the Future of Work Commission at the House of Lords. It helped me to crystalize my

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How AI can eradicate exam stress forever

Rose Luckin. The recent leaking of SAT papers and the growing body of evidence on the stress and anxiety experienced by students who have to sit a battery of tests and exams highlight an area of serious concern. It is

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