Assessment Learning Exchange

A collaborative exchange among AALHE members

Assessment Learning Exchange (ALE) is a gathering of assessment practitioners to informally share experiences, reflect on one’s own practices, gather new ideas, and experience a sense of community through themed conversations. Initiated in 2020, ALE aims to match AALHE members for themed assessment conversations. In ALE, participants exchange their experiences, listen, receive feedback, and engage in wondering and pondering about a pre-selected focal topic. 

Register for the upcoming ALEs via Zoom

Note – This ALE is open and FREE to both members and non-AALHE members.  

Integrating AI for Curriculum Development and Programmatic Assessment
Time and Date: 5/8/2024, 3-4:15pm ET / 2-3:15pm CT / 12-1:15pm PT

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Description: The May 8th Assessment Learning Exchange (ALE), open to the public, will start with short presentations offered by two AI experts in assessment: AALHE members, Chadd Engel and Gretchen Meyers, on how they used AI to revolutionize curriculum development and programmatic assessment. Participants will then join the Zoom breakout rooms to apply the techniques and strategies and exchange their experiences and perspectives. 

In this ALE, participants will:

  • Gain insights into harnessing AI's potential to optimize programmatic assessment, e.g., learning outcomes, streamline assessment processes, and unlock new avenues for educational excellence. 
  • Discuss innovative approaches where AI is leveraged to enhance curriculum development, e.g., developing courses, formative and summative assessments, pedagogical activities aligned with course learning objectives, and generating rubrics. 
  • Contribute to the AI in Learning Assessment Padlet resources initiated from the 2023 November ALE.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and stay at the forefront of educational innovation alongside your peers in assessment.

Reserve your calendar for the upcoming ALEs

  • Aug 7, 2024: 3:00-4:15 ET
  • Nov 13, 2024: 3:00-4:15 ET


Who can participate?

AALHE members.

Do I need to be an expert on the topic?

No, certainly not! You should have some experience with the topic so you can contribute to the conversation and can ask questions.

Can you explain how this works?

In each ALE session, you will join 3 to 6 peers in a Zoom breakout room and converse about a pre-selected focal topic/issue and its subtopics. The facilitator will guide the discussions on:

  • Successful strategies that you carried out or experienced.
  • Challenges that you experience and one area that you would like feedback on
  • Exchange of ideas and thoughts
  • Summarizing group take-aways   

Tip: before each conversation, prepare one experience to share (a learning moment or a moment you’d like advice on) and one area that you want to seek feedback.

How will we meet? What technology is needed?

The ALE will take place in Zoom breakout rooms each with 3-6 participants in facilitated informal conversations in breakout rooms, representing different topical areas or context.

What will I get out of the ALE?

Participation in the ALE will help you:

  • enhance your practice while helping others to do increasingly valuable assessment work;
  • develop new networks, meet new people, and strengthen bonds;
  • advance the professionalism of assessment practitioners and scholars;
  • contribute to scholarships that will advance the field.

Some ALE conversations may seed larger projects or longer-term collaborations. We encourage you to consider how your ALE conversations could result in an AALHE conference presentation, webinar, workshop, or article in an AALHE publication.

Who can I contact for more information?
Email us at [email protected]

Recent ALE Topics:

2/14/2024 Equitable and Useful Assessment Reporting at Varying Levels for Different Stakeholders
11/08/2023 Challenges and Opportunities of AI in Assessing Students’ Learning
06/21/2023 Using Assessment Results for Continuous Improvement
05/24/2023 Assessing in Difficult Areas to Quantify
02/22/2023 Using Assessment Results for Continuous Improvement
11/16/2022 Everything Data