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Authentic Assessment in the era of AI

This project explores the impact of Artificial Intelligence tools and the impact they will have on assessment as well as practice and policy in Higher Education.

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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This project is an Advance HE member benefit and is open to colleagues at Advance HE member institutions. If you are interested in participating in this project please fill out the form below.

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Blog 1 - Higher education in the era of AI

Dr Kay Hack and Charles Knight, from Advance HE’s Knowledge and Innovation team, consider the implications for the sector and the need for a nuanced response. 

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Blog 2 - 'Excited, concerned and curious': student perspectives on learning and working in the era of AI

Dr Kay Hack, Lead Consultant Education at Advance HE, considers the potential impact of AI on the student experience and students’ future career choices.

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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.

Tweet Chat

Advance HE hosted a tweet chat on Wednesday 22nd February at 20:00 GMT. Join in using the hashtag #advanceHE_chat.

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