What are the goals of AI in education for student feedback? How can teachers make sure that their AI-assisted feedback goes beyond simple right/wrong statements and instead provides not only correct solutions, but also possibilities for improvement, hints on competence development and effective learning strategies?

To find a fitting AI solution, there are key questions one should know to ask in advance. These questions were outlined by Hendrik Drachsler in his presentation at the didacta 2024 in Cologne on 20.02.2024 titled “Ihr KI-Anbieter-Test – 3 Schlüsselfragen die Sie kennen sollten.”

The key questions:

Question 1: What indicators does your AI product use to analyze learning outcomes?

–> Look for AI products that provide relevant indicators for measuring learning progress and skills acquisition. These indicators are important to accurately assess learning success and provide targeted support.

Question 2: How is the learning context taken into account in your AI feedback?

–> Choose AI solutions that effectively integrate the learning context into the feedback. Close collaboration between the AI developers and the teachers is essential to ensure that the feedback is not only correct, but also didactically adapted to the learning context.

Question 3: How do you test the effectiveness of your AI on learning success?

–> Ask AI providers for study results or case studies that describe the effectiveness of AI in real-world learning environments. It is important that AI products are developed and tested on the basis of solid empirical research.

Hendrik’s lecture was one of the 5 lectures given by DIPF colleagues at this year’s didacta, Europe’s largest education fair, which took place from 20. – 24.02.2024 in Cologne. Besides the lectures, DIPF contributed with a well-visited exhibition booth and was able to provided information on digital education, AI, OER, further education and career prospects. This year’s fair was visited by around 63,000 visitors, 736 companies from 60 countries took part, and 1,600 events were organized.