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ChatGPT is the push higher education needs to rethink assessment

By Sioux McKenna, Director of Centre for Postgraduate Studies, Rhodes University & Visiting Research Professor in Center for International Higher Education, Boston College, Rhodes University
Dan Dixon, Adjunct Lecturer, University of Sydney
Daniel Oppenheimer, Professor of Decision Science and Psychology, Carnegie Mellon University
Margaret Blackie, Associate Professor, Rhodes University
Sam Illingworth, Associate Professor, Edinburgh Napier University
The COVID-19 pandemic was a shock to higher education systems everywhere. But while some changes, like moving lectures online, were relatively easy to make, assessment posed a much bigger challenge. Assessment can take many forms, from essays to exams to experiments and more.

Many institutions and individual academics essentially outsourced the assessment process to software. They increased their use of programs…The Conversation

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