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Welcome to the AI in Education podcast

With Dan Bowen from Microsoft Australia and Ray Fleming from InnovateGPT

It's a fortnightly chat about Artificial Intelligence in Education - what it is, how it works, and the different ways it is being used. It's not too serious, or too technical, and is intended to be a good conversation of background information.

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“This podcast is produced by a Microsoft Australia & New Zealand employee, alongside an employee from InnovateGPT. The views and opinions expressed on this podcast are our own.”

Jul 4, 2024

Continuing our Series 8, focused on the topic of assessment, and the impact of AI, roving reporter Ray visits Fitzroy, Victoria, to interview Dan Ingvarson, a notable founder and executive consultant in the field of AI in education, whilst co-host Dan (Welsh Dan?) joins remotely.
Dan (Ingvarson) discusses his background and extensive work in AI policy and education technology, touching upon his involvement in various global initiatives including the Edsafe Alliance and Educational Services Australia. The conversation looks into the complexities of modern educational assessment, focusing on how generative AI can transform traditional assessment practices. He highlights the obstacles teachers face with current assessment methods and how AI could help alleviate some of these challenges by offering more personalised and authentic evaluations. The podcast also touches on the potential for AI to support teachers in creating effective rubrics and improving the overall quality of education through better data analytics.
Ray and (Welsh) Dan emphasise the importance of evolving curricula to incorporate these advanced AI methodologies while discussing broader implications for student learning and teacher workload.
00:00 Introduction and Welcome
00:47 Meet Dan Ingvarsson: AI Guru
02:26 The Evolution of AI in Education
03:46 Deep Dive into Assessment
06:46 Challenges and Opportunities in AI-Assisted Assessment
19:21 Ensuring Authenticity in Student Work
23:28 Future of AI in Education
31:31 Practical Tips for Teachers
33:47 Conclusion and Final Thoughts