Eliana El KhouryEliana El-Khoury of Athabasca University will discuss AI and assessment design in a seminar March 8.

Seminar to unveil strategies with AI integration in assessments

In the ever-evolving landscape of education, artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming an integral part of the discussion on the future of assessments. The Office of Open Learning and the Department of Integrative Biology invite the campus community to hear from Eliana El-Khoury, assistant professor at Athabasca University and expert in alternative assessment, in a session that explores the convergence of AI and assessment design in higher education.

“The emergence of generative AI and its rapidly expanding capabilities provides the perfect catalyst for critical re-evaluation of both the nature of learning, and how we evaluate it in higher education,” says Nick Baker, director of the Office of Open Learning.

Scheduled for Friday, March 8, at 11 a.m., Dr. El-Khoury’s presentation will showcase diverse assessment ideas and examples involving AI, and also venturing beyond AI’s confines. The interactive session aims to provide instructors with a unique opportunity to rethink and reshape their own assessment strategies.

Participants will leave with actionable ideas to implement in their teaching methodologies. By the end of the presentation, participants will not only be able to identify various ways to infuse AI into their assessments, but will also gain an understanding of how universities worldwide are supporting instructors in making informed decisions about AI and assessments.

Isabelle Barrette-Ng, 3M National Teaching Fellow and head of the Department of Integrative Biology, notes that experts in the field are exploring opportunities through technological advances: “This session with Dr. El-Khoury is a unique chance for educators to tap into these advancements, ensuring they stay at the forefront of innovative assessment practices.”

“Rethinking Assessment in the AI Era” will be delivered in person in room 1114, Erie Hall. Register here for this free interactive session.

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