This seminar will delve into how the influence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and ChatGPT in particular is transforming the way we approach assessment and feedback. The seminar consists of two expert provocations by Prof. David Carless and Dr. Juuso Nieminen, followed by a conversation led by our discussant Dr. Mollie Dollinger.
The first provocation by Dr. Nieminen considers how our approach to assessment needs to change fundamentally in ChatGPT times. In higher education, rather than solely focusing on easily measurable skills, assessment should now focus increasingly on human capabilities, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity. This necessarily requires us to shift our focus in assessment from course learning outcomes to programme learning outcomes.
The second provocation by Prof. Carless aims to stimulate thinking at the interface of automated feedback practices and educational research on effective feedback. What are potential synergies between automated feedback and state-of-the-art feedback principles? What student and teacher feedback literacies enable productive use of automated feedback opportunities?
Professor David Carless, The University of Hong Kong
Dr Juuso Nieminen, The University of Hong Kong
Discussant: Dr Mollie Dollinger, Deakin University

  Bio David Carless works as a Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong. He is one of the pioneers of feedback literacy research and is currently thinking through the implications of automated feedback possibilities. He also tweets about feedback research and practice: @CarlessDavid. More details: Dr Juuso Nieminen is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education, University of Hong Kong, and a Banting Fellow at the Faculty of Education, Ontario Tech University, Canada. His research considers educational assessment through social, cultural, digital and political lenses. As societies change, how does assessment change – or does it? Juuso tweets about assessment: @JuusoNieminen. More details: Dr Mollie Dollinger is a Senior Lecturer, Learning Futures at Deakin University. Her research interests include students as partners, participatory design and student equity. She is also a member of the Centre for Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE) and the Centre for Research in Educational Impact (REDI). Mollie tweets about higher education: @ molliedollin More details:
Date: March 16, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 17:00-18:15
Hong Kong Time by Zoom


Slides (Professor David Carless)

Slides (Dr Juuso Nieminen)