Unauthorised use of AI in exams and assessment

New Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools such as ChatGPT have the potential to change the way we teach and learn in many positive ways. However, the University made clear to students in the Student News today that the unauthorised use of AI tools in exams and other assessed work is a serious disciplinary offence. University websites and materials are being updated to underline that unauthorised use of AI for exams or submitted work is not permitted, and further guidance to students will be issued soon.

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The Centre for Teaching and Learning has published an article summarising the discussion to date about the chatbot across blog posts, news articles and pre-prints. While more time is needed before the impact of AI tools on teaching and assessment is known, this article examines what lessons we can learn so far about ChatGPT’s potential impact on summative assessment and other aspects of academic work.

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