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Higher Education in the era of AI - Innovation in Teaching Practice Workshop

County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Grow your skills
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Sector priorities
Start Date
End Date
7 hours
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
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COVID-19 update

Our Innovation in Teaching Practice Workshops are now being delivered online, see below for more information. You can view details of the current status of all our upcoming conferences, events and programmes here. You can also view our coronavirus (COVID-19) updates page for the latest information and advice.


Dramatic changes in industries and patterns of employment were predicted with the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). These changes have been accelerated by the global pandemic, forcing a rapid introduction to new ways of interacting within the world of work. The predicted global recession combined with an ageing population and the rise of AI will increase the demand for higher education to support a reformed workforce for the knowledge economy. The pandemic has exposed the fragility of global supply chains and will require a review of the just-in-time, out-sourced manufacturing sector. Advances in 4IR technology including artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D printing and the Internet of Things (IOT), will facilitate a re-evaluation of the economic benefits of reliance on low cost, off-shore manufacturing centres. The emerging skills landscape will require agile lifelong learning opportunities to meet immediate and longer term economic needs.

There will be a pressing need to upskill and re-skill the current and future workforce to develop familiarity with 4IR technologies and the ability to work with the big and open data sets and the tsunami of information which will be intrinsic in our daily lives. 

This workshop will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on how your school, faculty or institution is preparing to deliver the next generation of learners for living, learning and working in an ever changing technological environment.

You will have the opportunity to reflect on a range of questions in the context of your own institution, including:

  • What type of attributes and competencies do your graduates have and what will they need in the future?
  • Is your current teaching future-proof - what are its defining features?
  • How are you preparing your students for Industry 4.0?
  • What teaching learning and assessment approaches will help to develop more resilient, flexible and cognitively agile learners?
  • How can you use AI to enhance the student experience and support learning?

At the end of the day you will have been enabled to:

  • reflect on the challenges and opportunities associated with the impact of AI and 4IR on higher education globally;
  • evaluate your current state of readiness for delivering the next generation of learning and teaching;  
  • design a future-facing, holistic educational experience that takes into account the challenges and opportunities explored in the workshop.
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Who is delivering the workshop?

This workshop will be delivered by Dr Kay Hack, Principal Adviser (Teaching and Learning) at Advance HE.