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Dr Olena Rossi will speak at the IATEFL TEASIG Online Event Developing assessment tasks for the classroom

Where: online

When: Saturday 09 September 2023, 09:00 – 12:30 UK time.

Olena Rossi’s talk is entitled “Using technology to write language test items: Opportunities and challenges”

In this presentation, I will focus on how technology can be used in the process of producing language test items. I will first discuss the role of corpus tools in item development. This includes using online profilers such as EDI Papyrus or Lextutor to grade test materials, as well as using L1 and learner corpora to select salient language for testing, to write naturally-sounding items, and to create strong distractors. I will then proceed to discuss the prospects of using AI tools such as ChatGPT and Bing for text and item generation. I will dwell both on the great opportunities Artificial Intelligence has created for the classroom as well as larger-scale testing, and on the substantial challenges the use of AI has presented.

Attendance is free, register for the event on the IATEFL website