Empowering Learning: Exploring the Use of ChatGPT to Provide Feedback on Students’ Written Assignments in Higher Education (74937)

Session Information: Foreign Languages Education: Teaching, Assessment, and Development
Session Chair: Jocelyn Perida-Castro

Saturday, 25 November 2023 12:20
Session: Session 2
Room: Room F (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

As technology becomes increasingly prevalent in education, the question of whether teachers should use ChatGPT, an AI-powered language model, to provide feedback for students' written assignments in higher education institutions is gaining prominence. This study examines the potential benefits and drawbacks of integrating ChatGPT as a feedback tool in higher education settings. Through a mixed-methods approach, we conducted a comparative analysis of students' essay scores and perceptions of feedback from both human instructors and ChatGPT. Additionally, interviews with faculty members explored their views on the implications of AI-based feedback in the learning process. Preliminary results suggest that ChatGPT feedback offers instant availability, allowing students to revise their work promptly. However, some students express reservations about the depth and context of ChatGPT's feedback, preferring the nuanced approach of human instructors. Faculty members express concerns about AI-driven feedback potentially hindering personalized guidance and rapport between instructors and students. The study provides insight into the effectiveness and acceptability of ChatGPT as a supplementary feedback tool, identifying scenarios where it can complement traditional instructional methods and areas where human expertise remains indispensable. Our findings contribute to the ongoing dialogue on the role of AI in higher education, offering valuable implications for educators seeking to strike a balance between technological innovations and the preservation of human interaction and pedagogical expertise.

Aaisha Al Balushi, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Oman

About the Presenter(s)
Ms. Aaisha Al Balushi currently a lecturer of Linguistics and TESOL courses at Rustaq College of Education, University of Technology and Applied Sciences, Oman.

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00