Two and a half terms later

As part of Imagination’s upcoming Festival of Futures, I am co-hosting an AI tea party titled Two and a half terms later, to have an open discussion about the challenges and opportunities facing Universities in light of the boom in generative AI.

In 2023 we established a Design Pedagogy and Generative AI working group (affectionately known as DPxGAI) to consider the impact of generative AI and we produced this whitepaper to help inform our strategy. Right now, at the midpoint of the first full academic year since the infamous ChatGPT was released, seems like an apt time to expand the conversation.

The focus of the afternoon will be on sharing how our AI plans are playing out and what has changed, and asking what the experiences of colleagues at other institutions are.

While the issues are big, we want this afternoon to be a relaxed and informal space to share insights about how AI is reshaping teaching, assessment, and research. We hope it will be an opportunity to share excitement, voice concerns, and satisfy our curiosities in a low-pressure setting.

It will be a small event, but if you’re interested in coming there is some more information here.

Written by

Dr Joseph Lindley

Joe leads Design Research Works and is a Senior Research Fellow at Lancaster University. He is passionate about the value of Design Research, in particular in applying that value to the challenges associated with emerging technologies, rapid societal change, and living sustainably. Probably best described as a 'generalist' his research practice usually involves material engagements with possible futures.