• Monday, 31 July 2023
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Zoom – further details provided upon registration

Join us to explore how AI is reshaping education, supporting students, and enhancing accessibility. We’ll discuss practical tools and the future of inclusive learning. This event aims to provide attendees with a deeper understanding of the transformative role of AI in education, particularly in enhancing student support and accessibility.


Professor Leslie Loble (AM)

Professor Leslie Loble (AM), a recognised leader in public purpose reform, has driven major innovations in education in Australia and the US. Significantly influencing education policy, she’s currently an Industry Professor at UTS and Paul Ramsay Foundation Fellow. Her recent report, Shaping AI and Edtech to Tackle Australia’s Learning Divide, examines using AI in education to reduce learning disparities. Her 20-year tenure as Deputy Secretary in the NSW Department of Education led to key reforms in school funding and teaching quality. In 2022, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for her education and public administration contributions.

Fiona Given

Fiona Given brings extensive legal expertise and a valuable perspective to the discussion on disability and communication. With an Arts/Law degree from Macquarie University, Fiona is currently a part-time UTS Research Assistant at the Graduate School of Health. For over 10 years, she has served as a general member of the Guardianship Division of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal and sits on the board for Assistive Technologies Australia. Fiona relies on assistive communication technologies to enhance her communication experience. Her exploration of AI technologies like ChatGPT has revealed the potential benefits of saving time and maintaining professionalism, empowering her to read, check, edit, and authorise outputs that accurately reflect her intended meaning. Fiona’s expertise and lived experience uniquely inform discussions on disability, communication, and the transformative power of assistive technology in fostering inclusivity.

Student representatives

We’ll hear from two students, sharing their unique perspectives and experiences with AI as a support tool enhancing their learning journey.

Facilitators: Renee Jones and Elham Hafiz

Renee and Elham work in the Inclusive Practices team in the LX.lab, to ensure that all UTS students can participate fully in learning by improving the accessibility of our digital learning environment and associated teaching practices.

This session is part of the AI x L&T event series (31 July – 4 August)

Generative AI (GAI) has recently become more widely available and is impacting higher education, raising questions about the future of learning. Within UTS, conversations about GAI cover assessment, integrity, its role as a learning tool or administrative aid, and how humans’ roles will change in the workplace. To address these discussions and provide support, AI x L&T aims to create a visible forum for connecting individuals with similar ideas and challenges, reducing anxiety and facilitating informed action.

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