Back in March we participated in an event for Russell Group university leaders looking at the impact of AI and assessment. For this event we put together a student panel and co-drafted a set of AI and assessment principles.
The event is outlined in this post featured on the National Centre for AI blog.
Whilst writing the post with Chris Thomson from Jisc we experimented with various ways to summarise the event and the pre-work we had carried out. At one point we used Chat-GPT4 to reframe the post as a newspaper article. You can see the result on the Digital Education blog. Whilst using the tool it became quickly apparent of the benefits it offers for journalism and creative writing. Once you have added it to your set of work tools it is very hard to put the ‘genie back in the bottle’, very much reinforcing the findings from the Russell Group Collective event.
“The students’ accounts made it clear that the genie is out of the bottle; AI is now so deeply integrated into their learning experience that it would be futile and dangerous to resist the change. For many, AI has become a “lifechanging” educational companion, offering a level of support that is impossible to ignore. As such, the students argued, returning to traditional exam halls or engaging in an AI detection arms race would be detrimental to their future employability and wellbeing.”