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Member Projects 2022-23: Authentic Assessment in the era of AI

This new Member Benefit Project includes a webinar, 'Higher Education in the era of AI: Navigating the opportunities and threats' and a tweet chat session.

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. 

An Advance HE member benefit

Authentic Assessment in the era of AI 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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Project Outputs

Project Output - Blogs

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.

Read the blog

Project Output - Tweet Chat

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

Project Output - Webinars

We will also be hosting a webinar in two different time slots to discuss the short and long-term opportunities and threats from students’ use of AI tools.

These webinars were held on 14 March 07:00 am and  12:30 pm GMT

The webinars 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.

Speakers Include

Liam Brady

PhD Student
University of Aberdeen
Liam Brady
Liam is currently a first year PhD student at the University of Aberdeen where he is researching assessment and feedback practices in the digital age.
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