Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the way we work and learn. Increasingly sophisticated natural language processing (NLP) tools can competently complete tasks currently the remit of professional roles. Higher Education providers, therefore, need to systematically think about how the increased use of these tools will change their practices. It is easy to get fixated on a deficit model where students use these tools to commit academic malpractice but there is a range of interesting and legitimate use cases that need to be considered.
This raises important questions for quality assurance and institutional policies and broader questions about employability and the skills required to thrive in an AI-dominated world of work.
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On 14 March 2023, Dr Charles Knight was joined by speakers Cecelia Chan, Associate Professor in the Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning and Faculty of Education at The University of Hong Kong (HKU), Tim Fawns, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Education at the University of Edinburgh and Liam Brady, PHD student at the University of Aberdeen, to discuss the short and long-term opportunities and threats from students’ use of AI tools.
The webinar explored:
- Practical examples of how AI is being used and its impact on authentic assessment,
- Practitioner responses: integrating AI tools into teaching, learning and assessment,
- Reflections on short and long-term responses for policies and practices.
If you missed the webinar, you can watch the recording below.
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