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Artificial Intelligence for providing real time feedback on open questions

Bolton College in the north of England have received funding from the Ufi charity to prove the concept of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyse short and long form answers and to demonstrate that real-time feedback can be offered to vocational learners as they respond to online open-ended formative assessment tasks.

https://www.jisc.ac.uk/podcasts/beyond-the-technology-using-ai-to-support-and-enhance-formative-assessment-26-jan-2022

Having proven the concept of using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to analyse short and long form answers and to demonstrate that real-time feedback can be offered to vocational learners as they respond to online open-ended formative assessment tasks, Bolton College have secured funding to further develop FirstPass. The FirstPass tool provided an initial introduction to AI cloud computing technologies which are able to support vocational students and their teachers with open-ended formative assessment tasks.

This latest development will provide further development of FirstPass to ensure that it is effective and robust in use and can demonstrably improve the teaching, learning and assessment experience of vocational learners. It will provide teachers with a richer medium for assessing students due to its ability to pose open-ended questions that can be automatically analysed and assessed by a computer, giving students real-time feedback and the opportunity to qualify and clarify their responses. The revised AI Cloud FirstPass tool is intended to be suitable for use by vocational students and teachers in multiple institutions.

https://edtech.uconn.edu/multimedia-consultation/portfolios/assessing-eportfolios, [accessed Aug 11 2022]

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