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AI Artificial Intelligence for Higher Education

Minimum English lLevel
B2 on the CEFR (Upper-Intermediate) Experience in
Web Browsers & Microsoft Office
Duration
1 Week
Timetable
20 Lessons per week
Start Date
Key Start Dates
Delivery
in Person
Fees
€499.00
Key start Dates 2024: 112h May, 23rd June, 11th August

AI Artificial Intelligence for Higher Education in the workplace

This course is ideal for lecturers, researchers and administrative staff in the academic sector who wish to develop the requisite skills to engage successfully in a range of academic settings.  Particular emphasis is placed on developing practical skill with AI tools to formally address workplace challenges that may be human facing or based in administrative tasks.

OID Number  EI0070121

What will I study?

Day 1 Introduction to artificial intelligence
Welcome and Introductions, Individual expectations and setting objectives for the week.

  • History of AI from early predictions to roadblocks, decades of waiting and a recent boom.
  • Introduction to machine learning principles that underpin AI.
  • State of the art in AI for all fields.
  • Cross-disciplinary considerations when using AI tools in the workplace.

Day 2 The impact of AI in the workplace

  • Societal impact of AI.
  • Anthropology of language and how this connects to AI.
  • Ethics in AI and risk mitigation strategies.
  • AI for business applications.

Day 3 AI tools for documents and presentations

  • Quantitative vs qualitative impact in the workplace with AI.
  • Structured approaches to document creation assisted with AI.
  • Fine tuning queries to get the most value with AI tools.
  • AI assisted presentations.

Day 4 Maximising qualitative impact in the workplace

  • Going beyond words to use Generative AI to produce images for the workplace.
  • Rules of thumb to source credible material with AI.
  • AI as an assisting tool for neurodivergent users, a milestone for diversity in the workplace.
  • Societal response to AI and detecting AI generated content.

Day 5 Professional Presentation workshop

This final-day workshop will provide participants with a holistic and practical toolkit to effectively manage presenting a new topic outside of their current knowledgebase. This session serves to exemplify the ease of upskilling on a topic and presenting with AI assistance.

Participants will complete a stylistically and register-appropriate written assignment and presentation and receive individual feedback focusing on style, register, and overall effectiveness.

Course conclusion with tips for using AI to assist in the workplace.

 

Materials provided all photocopies/handouts and PowerPoint presentations provided

Delivery: in person at Dorset College.

Cultural programme
The training plan is subject to change based on the needs and expectations of the participants. The social activities recommended for each day are optional and will be up-dated one week before the start of the training.  The programme details will be provided on receipt of application.

Aims & Objectives

The aims and objectives of this course are for participants to gain the knowledge to utilise AI tools in educational settings. Potential limitations, challenges ethical considerations will be outlined for this emerging technology, which is quickly becoming a standard in the workplace. Practical application of these tools and integration to daily workflows will also be covered.

By the end of the course, participants will have developed the requisite skills to engage successfully in a range of academic settings. Particular emphasis is placed on developing practical skill with AI tools to formally address workplace challenges that may be human facing or based in administrative tasks.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course learners will:

  • Understand basic principles of AI and applications in the workplace
  • How to identify processes in one’s own workflow that can be enhanced with AI
  • Identifying AI tools that can meet a minimum standard of trust
  • Understanding how culture, boarders, language and societal differences can impact applications of AI
  • Using AI for qualitative improvement in the workplace to foster diversity and understanding
  • Preparing documents and presentations with support from AI tools

Accommodation

Accommodation Options: We have a number of options that participants can choose from.  You can book your own accommodation or apply for Dorset College accommodation at enquiry stage. We offer student apartments or a host family. Accommodation prices are available upon request.

Sample Timetable

 

Saturday Arrival
Sunday Full-Day Tour
Monday  9:00 - 12:15
13:30 p.m.
Introduction to artificial intelligence
Dublin Walking Tour
Tuesday  9:00 - 12:15
13:30 -15:30
The impact of AI in the workplace
Coffee and Conversation!
Wednesday 9:00 - 12:15 AI tools for documents and presentations
Thursday 9:00 - 12:15
20:00 p.m.
Maximising qualitative impact in the workplace
Pub Night
Friday 9:00 - 12:15 Professional Presentation Workshop

 

 

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