@cogdog , straying from structure is perhaps a good thing?
The unexpected encounter, the serendipitous discovery, the building of our own learning path?
I’m easy either way as I’m finding this discussion super helpful.
I am very interested in how training models is done so I looked at the NLP course you suggested.
It’s too complex for me too.
The book “You Look Like a Thing and I Love You” by Janelle Shane, while being a humourous look at AI, actually does a really good job of explaining how the training happens in kind of layperson language including weights, neural nets of cells working together, deep learning, markov chains, random forests, evolutionary algorithms, generative adversarial networks (GANS), and mixing and matching these together. I’m starting to sort of actually get it.
@wernerio , so glad to hear you were able to participate in the UNESCO Digital Learning Week. Look forward to hearing more about the event, your experience, and the next steps.
And thanks for all the links.
Appreciate being able to dive in and explore.
I enjoyed reading about the Gateways to Public Digital Learning initiative.
Great to see steps toward a global education commons happening.
I was pleased to note the Call to Action section actually includes reference to ensuring the UNESCO OER Recommendation is used in the Initiative. The Recommendation and Gateways are very complementary.
All three components of the Public Digital Learning initiative; 1) Global gateway to public digital learning platforms, 2) Evidence generation and best practices, 3) Norms and standards, are important.
I also think it is great that they’ve provided a way for countries to take the step of Becoming a Gateways Country". I think offering an opportunity to be part of a network of entities all undertaking implementation of public digital learning initiatives together is a key component providing opportunities for learning together, helping each other, sharing, collaborating, joining forces. I wonder if there are ways those of us involved in open education who are not a country can participate / contribute to this effort?
The Guidance for Generative AI in Education and Research is excellent - really good work.
I learned a lot and found the guidance spot on.
Kudos to co-authors Fengchun Miao and Wayne Holmes along with the many other experts consulted.
Well worth reading by all involved in education.
As I reflect on all it recommends it occurs to me that actually pursuing all the guidance suggested is a major undertaking.
Who is going to do all that? How does it get enacted? What happens next?
I wish the effort went beyond guidance to offering an opportunity similar to the Become a Gateways Country in the Public Digital Learning initiative.
I’d like to see the draft version of the AI Competency Frameworks for Students and Teachers document presented during Digital Learning Week. Definitely keen to work with you and others on providing input when it is called for. And yes really good work on integrating OER into the UNESCO ICT Competency Framework for Teachers. I wish more collective effort was going on around all these activities in the open education space.
Glad you like Hugging Face. I think it’s setting an example of the importance of open in AI. The article “How Clément Delangue, CEO of Hugging Face, is open-sourcing AI” provides an interesting synopsis of their start. It seems to me the open ecosystem in AI is broad and diverse. I look forward to speaking with you about how their work intersects with our work and the potential for synergy between them.
I like the way the Talking Across Generations (TAG): Ethics of Artificial Intelligence is engaging youth in this important conversation. I wonder why open civil societies aren’t also more included/engaged in this dialogue?
I’ve had some communication with Colin de la Higuera about the AI for Teachers, the open textbook he and Jotsna Iyer wrote in partnership with a range of collaborators. It’s a super helpful reference and Colin tells me they are working on a new edition which addresses generative AI more. I wonder how that book and the many other educator resources already developed fit with the AI Competency Framework? Who is doing the mapping?
I expect we’ll see the rapid emergence of AI-Ed apps and models for education. I’m personally interested in the potential for all of us to create our own customized AI education models based on our own education.
Thank you both for continuing this (unstructured?) learning journey.