Monday, May 1, 2023

Opinion: Why universities should return to oral exams in the AI and ChatGPT era - Stephen Dobson, The Conversation

Imagine the following scenario. You are a student and enter a room or Zoom meeting. A panel of examiners who have read your essay or viewed your performance, are waiting inside. You answer a series of questions as they probe your knowledge and skills. You leave. The examiners then consider the preliminary pre-oral exam grade and if an adjustment up or down is required. You are called back to receive your final grade. This type of oral assessment—or viva voce as it was known in Latin—is a tried and tested form of educational assessment.