AI is changing the way we live, work, and learn. So how does that impact education?
In education, AI can be used to personalize learning, provide feedback, automate (administrative) tasks and more. However, the use of AI in education requires careful consideration of ethical, legal and social implications.
In recent times, generative AI has finally become more available to the public. Large tech companies are rapidly releasing and upgrading their own AI models and systems. Examples include that of OpenAI's ChatGPT and DALL-E image generator, with others like Microsoft and and Google jumping on the band wagon as well. These technologies are being included in other existing, contemporary software as well.
University essays and programming code can be generated with the press of a button, so without a doubt this changes the way students can get to work with information. We keep up regular posts on this website on the current technologies.
Position of the UT
The University of Twente's perspective is that this technology will only grow further and have more impact. While measures like detection are possible, they will not be the answer to the change in education.
Examination boards have also formulated their recommendations and stance on the use of generative AI.
(Dis)allowing Usage of ai
Allowing or disallowing the different AI tools is very much down to choices in programmes and courses. To promote transparancy, the working group formulated this document to help teachers and students at the University of Twente.
“Are my assessment methods still reliable?” you might ask yourself. Generally speaking, fraudulent use of AI can be done when no supervision is involved. Of course, students are able to prepare for a supervised assessment while using AI themselves. To help you see the potential risk in your type of assessment, this graph was drafted by the Centre of Expertise in Learning & Teaching.
As this topic is highly dynamic, some of the provided advice and guidelines might be overruled by new technological developments.
The team Technology Enhacned Learning & Teaching can help you with questions or support requests regarding AI in education. You can reach out to them via mail.