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Dog ate your homework? Now AI might be able to... and spit it back out again, fully marked

Friday 22 March 2024


Time-pressed teaching staff have spent this past week learning how to use artificial intelligence to speed up lesson planning and marking.

The series of events for primary and secondary school teachers marked the first time Digital Jersey held sessions specifically for local educators about the new technology – which makes it possible for machines and software to perform human-like tasks.

The events, which were hosted with Skills Jersey and the Children, Young People, Education and Skills Department at the Digital Jersey Hub, explored the opportunities and challenges of using AI to support teaching methods, empower teachers, and open up new avenues for learning in a safe way.

In the sessions, teachers learned how AI could increasingly be used to help them save time in time-intensive areas of their work, such as lesson planning and marking, enabling them to focus on the more added-value and complex areas of teaching.

Educators also learned how to support students who wish to use AI tools responsibly, with a focus on the ethics, risks and limitations of the technology.

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Pictured: Digital Jersey aims to help students and teachers use AI to boost their learning and maximise time.

Head of the Digital Jersey Academy Rory Steel and AI marketing expert and Digital Jersey Ambassador Vincent Sider delivered the sessions.

Mr Steel said: “There are undoubtedly opportunities within teaching where AI can play a hugely valuable part.

“But it needs to be done well, recognising the risks, challenges and ethical issues that it brings.”

He added: “We are starting to see schools in Jersey use AI in different ways, but use is at different stages.

“These sessions aimed to give local teachers, who are notoriously time-poor, a good platform to explore how AI could support their work and enhance the learning experience of students, outlining a number of practical steps they could take.”

Digital Jersey is an economic development agency and industry association, funded by the government, which is dedicated to the growth of the digital sector.

Pictured - top: one of the sessions, with speakers Vincent Sider (left) and Rory Steel (right).

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