Creating Safe Spaces For AI In Education

In a world where artificial intelligence (AI) is not just an innovation but a fundamental part of our daily lives, the field of education is on the cusp of a revolution. As AI is increasingly integrated into learning environments, we’re presented with a unique set of opportunities and challenges that could redefine educational equity, ethical practices, privacy, and the roles of educators.

This transformative era calls for a collective effort to navigate the complexities of AI in education and ensure that we’re creating inclusive, safe, and empowering spaces for learners and educators alike.

Why This Webinar Is Imperative

Creating Safe Spaces for AI in Education’ is more than just another webinar. It's a mission to gather educators, policymakers, technologists, and thinkers to delve into critical discussions that touch upon:

  • The Impact of AI on Educational Equity: Exploring how AI can either bridge or exacerbate disparities within education systems.
  • Ethical Considerations: Crafting guidelines and frameworks to ensure the ethical use of AI in educational settings.
  • Privacy and Data Protection: Addressing the paramount importance of safeguarding the digital footprint of learners and educators.
  • The Evolving Role of Educators: Equipping teachers with the knowledge and tools to navigate an AI-integrated classroom.
  • The Future Landscape: Speculating on the future of education in an AI-driven world and preparing for what lies ahead.

This transformative era calls for a collective effort to navigate the complexities of AI in education and ensure that we’re creating inclusive, safe, and empowering spaces for learners and educators alike.

Who Should Attend?

  • Educators seeking to understand and responsibly integrate AI tools in their teaching practices.
  • Policymakers and educational leaders interested in creating frameworks for ethical AI use in schools and universities.
  • Technologists and developers working on educational technologies and looking to align their work with ethical standards.
  • Students and parents curious about the future of learning in an AI-enhanced education system.

Join Us in Pioneering Safe Educational Spaces!

This webinar isn't just about addressing the challenges; it's about seizing the opportunities AI presents to make education more accessible, personalized, and empowering. Join us and add your questions, perspectives, and ideas in the comments!

Peter Kilcoyne

Peter has worked in Further and Higher Education since 1986 as a Teacher, Curriculum Manager and Learning Technology Director. He is best known for setting up the Blended Learning Consortium in 2015 which has grown to include over 160 Further Education Colleges working together on developing online content and sharing best practice in all things digital.

In addition to his work in the UK Peter has worked on a range of international projects providing onsite support and training in the use of learning management systems and blended learning in Universities in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Liberia, Kenya and Zambia in partnership with Computeraid International.

Peter is currently delivering a World Bank funded project to develop a blended learning strategy for the Ministry of Education in Jordan.

Peter’s other current project is an AI tool called TeacherMatic. Development on this started in October 2022 in partnership with 3 colleagues with the support of the UFI VocTech Trust.

Since its launch in April 2023 TeacherMatic has been adopted by over 110 Schools, Colleges and Universities and has over 14000 active users.

Jon Fila

Jon Fila is an award-winning educator and curriculum coordinator who promotes equitable access to high-quality educational materials and experiences for all learners. Jon has led digital accessibility initiatives, developed curriculum, and facilitated the adoption and update of Open Educational Resources (OER). He has written three books on the use of AI in education. Jon also serves as an educational consultant, providing presentations and workshops for school districts and organizations around the United States, such as the MN Dept. of Education; the Sacramento County Office of Education; American Institute for Research; MN Partnership for Collaborative Curriculum; Outreach and Technical Assistance Network (OTAN); Office of Career, Technical, and Adult Education (OCTAE), MIT and many others. Jon’s areas of focus are AI, accessibility, online learning, and how open educational resources (OER) fit into addressing those concerns. Jon was a 2022 Minnesota Teacher of the Year finalist and is currently a candidate for 2024. He is also the creator/author of the comic book, Dolorem.

Specialties: AI/ChatGPT/Gemini, Open Educational Resources (OER), Learning Management Systems, Accessibility, Instructional Design, Professional development

Stephen Ladek - Host

Stephen Ladek has been a go-to provider of news, information and resources about online learning since 2015. He is also a recognized podcast and virtual event host, where, since 2013, he has published more than 500 interviews and presentations.

Today, as the Principal of eLearning Advocacy at Open LMS, Stephen, is the host of the AI In Learning Summit, the eLearn Success series (‘20, ‘21, ‘22) and the weekly eLearn Podcast. He also writes for and is the curator of Open LMS’s online community.

Stephen also practices what he preaches as an Adjunct Instructor at The American University in Washington, D.C.