The Use of Artificial Intelligence in Education

The use of AI and the rapid expansion of the complexity of AI tools is something that educators are encountering on an increasing basis. There have been several articles produced recently that are informative and help to outline centres' responsibilities with regards to the use of AI in assessments.

JCQ have updated their AI Use in Assessments guidance. The updated guidance now contains the following additional information;

  • Real-life candidate malpractice examples involving AI that has not been used appropriately (see new appendix A)
  • Information on how to authenticate private candidate work
  • A new section, AI use and marking, to give clearer guidance on the impact on marking of student use of AI tools and on the use of AI tools by assessors when marking, with real-life examples (see new appendix B)
  • Expanded the list of AI tools and AI detection tools.

In addition to this they have added the following useful resources to provide more support to teachers and students.

Additionally, Jisc have produced two articles recently, focussed on how to support the use of AI in FE colleges. The first article Six ways FE colleges can help learners and teachers thrive in an AI-enabled world, focuses on the advantages of using AI responsibly for both teachers and students in order to participate in the changes that the growing usage of AI is bringing about in the fields of education, the workplace, and society at large.

The second article, Principles for the use of AI in FE colleges, sets out guiding principles produced in partnership with the Association of Colleges (AoC). The aim of these principles is to serve as a declaration of intent for institutions, providing guidance for their strategic planning. Their goal is to assist colleges in overcoming obstacles and taking full advantage of AI's potential.  They are focussed on the equitable and responsible application of AI, offering a framework to equip students with the necessary AI competencies for success and to enable college personnel to fully leverage AI in their day-to-day work.

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