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Dr Wayne Holmes
UCL Knowledge Lab
UCL Institute of Education, University College London
20 Bedford Way
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  • Lecturer (Teaching) in Educational Technology
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education

Having been involved in education throughout his life, Wayne brings a critical studies perspective to the connections between AI and education, and their ethical, human and social justice implications. His recent publications include “Artificial Intelligence in Education. Promise and Implications for Teaching and Learning.” (2019), “Ethics of AI in Education: Towards a Community-Wide Framework.” (2021), “The Ethics of AI in Education: Practices, Challenges and Debates” (in press), and, for UNESCO, “AI and Education: Guidance for Policy-makers.” (2021). Wayne has advised the ministries of education of Portugal (MOOC on AI and education for teachers) and the UK (evaluating AI tools for education), co-authored the EU’s DigComp 2.2 Annex “Citizens Interacting with AI Systems” (2022), is co-leading the Council of Europe’s work on AI and education, and has given invited talks on AI and education in Brazil, China, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Greece, India, Japan, Oman, Slovenia, Spain, and the US (and online to audiences in many other countries around the world).

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Research Summary
Wayne Holmes (PhD, University of Oxford) is a learning sciences and innovation researcher who teaches at University College London, is a consultant researcher on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and education for UNESCO, and is a member of the Education Scientific Committee for IRCAI (the International Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence under the auspices of UNESCO). Wayne's research interests focus on a critical studies perspective to the connections between AI and education, and their ethical, human and social justice implications.
Teaching Summary

Having taught at the University of Oxford, the University of Bristol, and the Open University, Wayne currently teaches on the MA Education and Technology (UCL). He leads the 'Researching Digital Learning' core module and teaches on the 'Key Issues and Debates' core module.

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