A Special Session on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Generative Technologies on Assessment
and the Reputation of Higher Education Institutions”
as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects
18-21 December 2023, Athens, Greece
ATINER is organizing a Special Session on “The Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Generative Technologies on Assessment and the Reputation of Higher Education Institutions” as part of the 17th Annual International Conference on Global Studies: Business, Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Aspects, 18-21 December 2023, Athens, Greece.
The recent extensive release of Artificial Intelligence (AI) generative technologies is poised to substantially change many aspects of society. This presentation addresses the potential impact of these technologies on the status and function of Higher Education Institutions across the world. Some of the most popular of these technologies have already recorded millions of users, although only having been released since November 2022. Programs such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, DELL-3 and CodeX have the capacity to produce high quality responses to ‘prompts’ or questions in a matter of seconds. The temptation for students to present this content as their own is extremely high which could effectively bypass academic integrity protocols and undermine the entire system of higher education qualifications. Some government regulators and academic leaders have called for a ban or pause on these technologies until policies and protections can be put in place. Others have embraced the opportunities these technologies provide for reconceptualising approaches to higher education curriculum and learning. This presentation focuses on strategies for reshaping assessments, which draw upon AI generated content but stretch the learning outcomes beyond basic description of content and memorisation facts. The new-look assessments which will be showcased in this presentation require evidence of higher-order thinking and application of skills such as critical analysis, evaluation, resilience, problem solving, reflection, judgment and ethical decision making in various contexts and scenarios. The assessment prototypes are grouped into the themes of ‘authentic’, forward looking’, experiential’, and innovative’ and are embedded in academic integrity practices. All academics need to engage in this AI conversation as the ‘cat is out of the bag’ and there is no turning back. You may participate as presenter of one session or observer.
Please submit an abstract (by email only) to: email@example.com, using the abstract submission form by 31 October 2023 to: Dr. Ali Abusalem, Director, Center for Higher Education Futures (CHEF), ATINER and Course Coordinator, Kent Institute Australia & External Member of Academic Board, Elite Education Institute, Australia or Dr. Lorraine Bennett, Deputy Director, Center for Higher Education Futures (CHEF), ATINER and Managing Director, Lorraine Bennett Learning and Teaching Consultancy, Australia. Abstracts should include the following details: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.
Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/fees.
Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized, including a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.