This series of webinars addresses what is known at present about Generative Artificial intelligence (genAI), implications for learning, teaching and assessment and how such technologies might transform higher education into the future.

Student use of generative AI (genAI), particularly ChatGPT, is becoming increasingly commonplace. The sector must therefore rethink assessment design to ensure students’ work is appropriately represented as their own, but also consider how assessment can prepare students for a world where genAI is ubiquitous.

In mid-August, TEQSA sponsored the Assessment Experts Forum: Rethinking assessment in the age of artificial intelligence. The two-day forum brought together 18 Australian experts, led by Associate Professor Jason Lodge. The purpose was to develop an initial draft of guiding principles to orient the sector towards productive ways of rethinking assessment. The discussion built on participants’ extensive expertise in assessment and educational technology and was followed by consultation with a wider group of experts across Australia.

The draft – two guiding principles and a set of five propositions for assessment in a time of AI – will be presented in the webinar, as part of a continuing conversation.

The panel will present the draft principles, followed by 30 minutes of questions and answers.

Join our panellists for some thought-provoking discussions

Dr Helen Gniel is the Director of TEQSA’s Higher Education Integrity Unit. The unit was established in January 2021 to identify threats to the integrity of Australia’s higher education system, as well as avenues to support the sector to mitigate these risks.

Associate Professor Jason Lodge is Director of the Learning, Instruction, and Technology Lab in the School of Education and is a Deputy Associate Dean (Academic) in the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at The University of Queensland. Jason’s research with his lab focuses on self-regulated learning with technology, primarily in higher education.

Associate Professor Sarah Howard is an Associate Professor of Digital Technologies in Education, at the University of Wollongong in Australia. Her research looks at technology-related change in education, specifically teacher practice and integration in learning.

Professor Phillip (Phill) Dawson a Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) at Deakin University, where he researches assessment, feedback and cheating. His most recent books include Defending Assessment Security in a Digital World (Routledge) and the co-edited volume Re-imagining University Assessment in a Digital World (Springer).

Professor Margaret Bearman is a Professor of Research with CRADLE. She holds a first-class honours degree in computer science and a PhD in medical education. Margaret’s interests  are broad ranging and include assessment in university education, feedback in healthcare contexts, simulation and learning in a digital world.