Beyond the Technology: Using AI to support and enhance formative assessment

We chatted with Aftab Hussain, information learning technology manager at Bolton College, about Firstpass.

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Firstpass is an automated system that helps automate the marking and feedback of open-ended questions using artificial intelligence.

Aftab talks through the benefits of Firstpass, sharing how the system can help reduce the burden on teachers when marking formative assessments, whilst providing students with instant feedback to their answers.

Lastly, Aftab shares the latest updates and progress of Ada, Bolton college's digital assistant which went live in 2017.

Episode sponsor

This episode is sponsored by Uniwise.

Their solution, Wiseflow, is a secure and scalable digital assessment platform, helping institutions transform the creation, management and delivery of exams and assessments. Find out more about Wiseflow.

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Episode guest

Aftab Hussain
Aftab Hussain
ILT manager, Bolton college

Episode host

Georgie Myers
Georgie Myers
Senior media and content officer, Jisc

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