Virtual Workshop

Getting started with AIs – Your first steps down the rabbit hole of these new digital disruptive technologies

Thursday 13 July, 10.30am – 12.00pm AEST via Zoom

In 2023 the CRIG Seminar Committee is breaking the mould of only delivering capability building activities in November, by presenting this pop-up, virtual workshop in the middle of winter. However. do not fret, there will be a virtual series on Libraries and Social Change coming your way in November as well.

The webinar is free for staff from CAVAL Member institutions. Tickets for staff from other institutions are $50 (incl. GST).

Saddle up for a riveting 90-minute online workshop tailored for educators, instructional designers, and knowledge managers, inviting you to explore the untamed possibilities of generative AI tools in our institutions.

Embark on a thrilling journey into the uncharted territories of AI, where the Wild West serves as our metaphorical backdrop. Gain a panoramic view of the alluring rewards and treacherous pitfalls that lie ahead as we demonstrate a wide range of new tools and discuss topics such as copyright, data privacy, and intellectual property—lassoing the ethical challenges accompanying this transformative technology.

In this immersive session, Julian will equip attendees with the vital knowledge and skills to navigate this early AI frontier with surer footing than they had before. Discover how AI can potentially transform and augment instructional design and resource creation while discussing the risks and pitfalls that may unsaddle us on our journey. It is sure to be a wild ride!

Our facilitator: Julian Ridden from Cidilabs (

Julian is an avid technologist, instructional designer and educator, passionate about open education and emerging technologies that enable educators to create dynamic and engaging learning environments at scale. He firmly believes in the role of technological innovation in education while ensuring that the technology is implemented to support teaching and learning while also making educators' lives easier.

Julian works closely with academic staff at many educational institutions across the Asia Pacific, helping them get the most out of their online learning environments. Currently working at Cidilabs, creating great things within Canvas LMS, Julian has over 25 years of experience in Edtech and tech-enabled pedagogy with a wide range of K12, Tertiary and vocational clients.