As ChatGPT faces Australia crackdown, disabled students defend AI
In the context of some Australian universities announcing significant changes to their assessment processes amid fears of cheating this article urges balancing these concerns against the potential benefits.
While many education providers internationally have raised issues around academic integrity, legislation, and regulation, students with disabilities argue for the tremendous potential that this AI technology offers.
The article suggests this technology can facilitate exploring new approaches to teaching and learning and has particular benefits for students with disability around accessibility and enhancing student learning. The potential for such technology to be a part of reasonable adjustments offered to students is one of the positive approaches being explored by advocates.
The author, Seb Starcevic, suggests the rush to regulate without exploring the benefits could see students with disability and educators overlooked.
Seb Starcevic. Freelance contributor Thomson Reuters Foundation