Date: Tues, April 4th, 2023
Location: Ponderosa Ballroom, 6445 University Blvd, Vancouver, BC
Title: Confronting the Digital (Neo)Colonialism of AI in Higher Education
Speaker: Dr. Michalinos Zembylas, Professor at the Open University of Cyprus
Dr. Zembylas is visiting UBC as part of the Faculty of Education International Visiting Research Fellowship
The aim of this talk is to confront algorithmic coloniality and (neo)colonialism in AI, in order to explore the ethical and pedagogical implications for higher education teaching and learning. The questions driving this inquiry are: What does a decolonial approach to AI imply for higher education teaching and learning? How can educators, researchers and students interrogate the coloniality of AI in higher education? Which strategies can be useful for undoing the ethics of digital neocolonialism in higher education?