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Camille Kandiko Howson looks at how AI and analytics could help to measure learning gain

Artificial intelligence and analytics have caused the university sector to rethink assessment, double down on plagiarism and wonder what jobs will be left for us and our graduates. But they also offer the potential to address a key unanswered question: what are students gaining from their time and investment in higher education?

Work began in England a decade ago on measuring learning gain, defined as the change in knowledge, skills, work readiness and personal development, as well as enhancement of specific practices and outcomes in defined disciplinary and institutional contexts.

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