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EALTA Joint Special Interest Group Meeting for the Assessment of Writing and Academic Purposes
March 1 - March 2
Theme: “The Use of Generative AI – Promises and Perils for
Assessing Writing and Assessing for Academic Purposes”
We’re pleased to announce that registration is now open for the upcoming EALTA joint SIG meeting for the Assessment of Writing and Academic Purposes in Bremen, 1st-2nd of March.
Please register for the upcoming event via this link. Registration for attendance has been extended until the 25th of February 2024. For organizational reasons, registrations for the joint dinner are no longer possible. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with the SIG coordinators Sonja Zimmermann firstname.lastname@example.org and Olivia Rütti-Joy email@example.com.”
The planned joint SIG meeting will discuss questions such as the following:
• In what ways is the impact of technological change (e.g., through LLMs and genAI) changing communication and assessment?
• In what ways does the rise of genAI and LLMs impact on and change the constructs we assess – in our particular case “writing” and “for academic purposes”?
• What are the implications of changing global and societal dynamics in the educational and vocational domains on the objectivity, validity and reliability of language testing and assessment instruments that target writing skills?
• What are the affordances and challenges of these new technologies for language testing, language assessment, and assessment for learning? How can the potentials be harnessed, and the challenges be mitigated?
• What competences do language testers and educators need to acquire in order to sustainably, constructively and ethically collaborate with genAI today and in the future?