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AI Garage – Developing Technical Competencies for AI Tools in Graduates via Independent Learning

Developing Technical Competencies for AI Tools in Graduates via Independent Learning 

Lead institution: University of Bath 

Country: United Kingdom

Project primary contact: Dr Moody Alam, Lecturer and Director of Studies, Department of Computer Science (

Project Title: Developing Technical Competencies for AI Tools in Graduates via Independent Learning  

The project is: In Progress 

Project Summary: 

This project explores the potential of independent study guidelines for developing technical competencies in using AI tools and technologies. The over-arching goal of the project is to:  (i) Investigate and establish good practices in developing technical competencies via independent learning, (ii) Increase students’ engagement and satisfaction with their education, and (iii) Increase students’ competitiveness and employability in a globally competitive market.  Undergraduate and postgraduate students are typically expected to spend a certain amount of time studying/learning independently. For example, in some UK universities, undergraduate students are expected to spend 1200 hours per academic year, for independent study.  Our project aims to provide structure to this independent study time by developing and utilizing guidelines for students to encourage them to develop technical skills and competencies in using AI tools. The guidelines could be used as part of individual modules and/or courses. To this end, we are in the process of developing independent study guidelines for computer science (CS) education, that could be used as part of CS modules or CS courses/programmes.  

Impact: Developing technical competencies in students to increase employability. 

Audience: Undergraduates and Postgraduate students.

This output is part of a member project - AI Garage: Creating the Future Now which collects and curates cutting-edge practice examples of AI. You can explore other submissions here.

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University of Bath