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Should AI change the way we assess students?

The use of AI in education has the potential to revolutionise the way that students learn. By utilising AI technology, educators can provide personalised and tailored learning experiences for each student, helping them to better understand the material and retain knowledge.

One of the key benefits of using AI in education is that it can provide real-time feedback and support for students. For example, AI-powered tutoring systems can provide immediate feedback on assignments and help students to understand difficult concepts. This can help students to stay engaged and motivated, and can ultimately lead to better learning outcomes.

In addition, AI technology can also help educators to better understand their students’ needs and learning styles. By analysing data on student performance, AI algorithms can provide insight into which teaching methods and materials are most effective, allowing educators to tailor their instruction to each student’s individual needs.

Overall, the use of AI in education has the potential to greatly improve the learning experience for students and help them to achieve their full potential. As AI technology continues to advance, we can expect to see more and more educational institutions incorporating it into their teaching methods. It may interest you to know that the entire blog post above was written by AI, by using the OpenAI bot and typing in the prompt ‘Write blog post on the use of AI in education’. Emerging technologies such as these can create essays, contracts, blogs, recipes and more, with very little human thought or intervention. It will be interesting to see how schools respond to these disruptive technologies. Will they ask for a blanket ban, citing these tools as counterproductive, or will they begin teaching the skills students need to embrace new technologies to become inquisitive, critical and reflective in the way they process and understand a variety of texts? In the VLC, we go beyond content, to teach a range of cognitive and strategic skills, to ensure that students are prepared for the world of today; not the past. For more information, click here.

Author: Danni Foster-Brown

Head of Virtual Learning Community

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