Yesterday I took part in an EDEN network webinar held as part of Open Education Week 2024 on Rethinking Digital Assessment in the Age of GenAI.

This event aimed to provide educators with insights into redesigning digital assessment strategies to meet the challenges and potential posed by GenAI. Also, AI-specific competencies, defined within the AI Pioneers project, were to be be introduced as part of a supplement of the DigCompEdu framework developed by the AI Pioneers Erasmus+ project .

The webinar was moderated by Giedrė Tamoliūnė, a lecturer and researcher at Education Academy, Vytautas Magnus University. Orna Farrell, an Associate Professor specialising in digital education based in the School of Policy and Practice, Institute of Education at Dublin City University (DCU) gave an excellent presentation relating her practice in introducing teaching and learning with and around Generative AI with her students. Goerge Bekiaridis, a researcher from Active Citizens Partnership in Athens and a partner in the AI pioneers project, presented the work undertaken through AI pioneers on developing a supplement to the DigCompEdu framework on the skills and competences needed by teachers and trainers in Vocational Education and Training and Adult education for teaching with and about AI.

Their presentations and a video of the webbing will be published in the near future by EDEN.
The third speaker was me, Graham Attwell. The title of my presentation was eAssessment and Generative AI. In the presentation I tried to look at eAssessment and how we can approaches and strategies for Assessment using Generative AI. I particularly wanted to focus on Authentic assessment. I was nervous in advance as I was not going to be in my office and was worried about things that could go wrong, like lack of connectivity. To that end I made a video of the presentation in advance as a back up. On the day though I had an excellent connection. However, I was using my 2013 edition MacBookAir, an excellent computer in its day but now struggling with old age. And true to form when i shared my screen in the Zoom room used for the webinar, the full screen in the Keynote app refused to open. So there I am with bits of stuff strewn across the screen and that panicky feeling. I sort of bodged my way through moving stuff out of the way and manually changing the slides. But it is a reminder that however often you have done these online presentations there is still plenty of scope for things to go wrong! And now you can watch my recording, made prior to the webinar.