The Department of English and Humanities (ENH), Brac School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Brac University and Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) organized a webinar titled, Machine Learning for More Equitable and Accessible English Language Testing on 23 July 2022. The webinar was conducted by Dr. M. Gregory Tweedie, Associate Professor of Language and Literacy, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada. The guest speaker discussed how machine learning technologies can be deployed to make the high-stakes language testing process such as IELTS and other language tests more socially just for test-takers and test users. Dr. Tweedie’s teaching and research draw heavily upon his experiences as a language teacher and language teacher trainer in East, Southeast and Central Asia, the Middle East, Canada, and his native Australia.
Professor Dr. Rubina Khan, President of BELTA was the moderator of the session who welcomed the audience and students to the event. Professor Dr. Arifa Rahman, advisor of BELTA was present at the occasion to convey her vote of thanks at the end.
The video of the webinar can be found in the following link: