This section focuses on individual lecturers and teachers, particularly those in assessment roles. Its focus is on a series of recommendations framed as 'Dos' and 'Dont's'.
The overarching aim is to promote AI literacy as well as responsible and beneficial use of AI in education. It is important to note that AI literacy is something that we will all need to grow and that even those with extensive computer science expertise are still finding their way through the implications of generative AI on teaching and assessment practices.
If you are a module leader, the chances are you will have (or have planned) discussions with programme leaders and colleagues who teach on the same modules as you. If not, please do ask when these conversations will occur. Programme and module leaders will be thinking about the broad vulnerabilities of assessments, and it will be useful to think carefully about how we progress. It is important however that our messaging is clear and consistent so please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the university-level (macro) and programme-level (meso) guidance.
At King’s we are committed, along with all our Russell Group partners, to follow shared principles:
- Universities will support students and staff to become AI-literate
- Staff should be equipped to support students to use generative AI tools effectively and appropriately in their learning experience
- Universities will adapt teaching and assessment to incorporate the ethical use of generative AI and support equal access
- Universities will ensure academic rigour and integrity is upheld
- Universities will work collaboratively to share best practice as the technology and its application in education evolves.
The key implication is that generative AI technologies and functionality are developing swiftly and, by definition, are the worst they will ever be right now. The following approach and recommendations may be of use, especially to those who have only had limited exposure or experience of using generative AI. The guidance and heuristic have been developed in partnership with KCLSU.