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ILOTA Things

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Welcome to the ADCET podcast where we investigate Inclusive Learning Opportunities Through AI (ILOTA). In this series, we'll explore the exciting convergence of universal design for learning (UDL), artificial intelligence (AI), and accessibility, and examine ways in which we can utilise emerging technologies to enhance learning opportunities for educational designers, educators, and students. 

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Your podcast hosts

Darren Britten is the National Assistive Technology Officer with ADCET and has been involved in inclusive practice and accessible resource development in the tertiary sector for over two decades. Darren has a passion for technology and how information is delivered and accessed. He has been active in designing and developing learning objects for online learning, providing advice and training to academic staff around digital equity and accessibility and working with students and staff on improving educational outcomes for students with disability.

Joe Houghton is an Assistant Professor at UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business in Dubin, Ireland, where he is Programme Director for the MSc in Project Management programmes. Joe regularly consults with companies, Govt departments and non-profits in project management, risk management and more recently AI. He has written 6 books, has a popular weekly LinkedIn newsletter on AI in Education, and has published on UDL and communities of practice.

Elizabeth Hitches is a PhD candidate at the Institute for Social Science Research, University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. Her research interests lie in inclusive education at a national and international level, as well as equity, achievement, and wellbeing for students with disability, chronic health conditions and/or accessibility requirements. Her research is currently exploring academic stress in higher education, and how this can be reduced in inclusive and accessible ways through a UDL lens. She is also a sessional academic teaching in inclusive education across various universities, and a teacher of research methods at the UQ.

Latest Episodes

    Coming soon

    Episode 4: Smart Summaries: AI and UDL Making Online Learning Inclusive

    Episode 5: New Frontiers of Expression: Picture this