As the digital learning and assessments landscape evolves, personalisation has taken centre stage in effective learning. The idea of a one-size-fits-all approach is becoming increasingly outdated as we recognise that each student has a unique learning style, pace, and strengths. Personalised learning journeys are essential for maximising students' potential and ensuring their academic success.
And, at sAInaptic, we are always thinking about what the foundation of this personalisation should be.
Our opinion is obviously biased, but we strongly believe that personalisation based on performance insights obtained from the marking of descriptive student work is more valuable than performance on multiple choice quizzes.
For example, using AI to personalise learning based on application & consolidation of knowledge, focusing on critical thinking, making connections between various concepts and putting all these thoughts into a coherent written response, will truly personalise how a child progresses through their learning.
The Limitations of Personalisation using Multiple Choice Quizzes
For obvious reasons, personalisation of learning has relied on automation in assessments, that could only be achieved with multiple choice quizzes and while they have served a purpose, they do have significant limitations when it comes to creating truly personalised learning journeys.
Most importantly, it also removes the possibility of students getting answers correct, purely by chance! After all, one has a 25% chance of selecting the correct answer, from 4 choices in any multiple choice question.
AI-Assisted Marking of Descriptive Student Work: Breaking the Norm
In contrast, AI-assisted marking of descriptive student work offers a more comprehensive and insightful approach to assessing students' performance and tailoring their learning pathways.
The Educational Impact of AI-Assisted Marking
While multiple choice quizzes have their place in education, they fall short when it comes to personalisation. To truly tailor learning journeys to the unique needs of each student, AI-assisted marking of descriptive student work is the way forward. It provides deeper insights, identifies gaps in knowledge, and encourages critical thinking and effective communication. The goal of education is not just to pass exams but to prepare students for success in a complex, ever-changing world. AI-assisted assessment is a significant step towards achieving that goal, creating a more personalised and effective learning experience for all.
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