From hype to despair and back again: Where to next with generative AI and assessment?

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The Scientia Education Academy is delighted to welcome Deputy Associate Dean (Academic) and Associate Professor, Jason Lodge from The University of Queensland.

Generative AI exploded onto the scene in late 2022 with the release of ChatGPT. The release was accompanied by enormous hype followed closely by a lot of anguish. It was immediately clear that academic integrity is one of the main issues that need to be addressed in light of the development of generative AI. The creation of written artefacts is one of the primary methods used in higher education to draw conclusions about whether students have actually learned what they need to learn. These artefacts can now be generated instantly by a machine at little to no cost and without leaving any observable indication of cheating. So, where does this leave us? In this Scientia Education Lecture, we will discuss the future of educational assessment building on a national forum of assessment and AI experts held in August 2023.


About the Speaker

A/Prof. Jason Lodge
Associate Professor Jason Lodge

Deputy Associate Dean (Academic) UQ, Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Jason Lodge, PhD is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology and 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 the cognitive, metacognitive, and emotional mechanisms of learning, primarily in post-secondary settings and in digital learning environments. Jason currently serves as Lead Editor of Australasian Journal of Educational Technology and Editor of Student Success