ChatGPT is here. Now what?

Feb 10, 2023, 08:53 AM

Since ChatGPT was released in November 2022, teachers have been wondering how it will affect the educational landscape and—more specifically—their classrooms. While fears of students using it to cheat on assignments and tests have driven some teachers to ban it, education technology experts said the AI (Artificial Intelligence) text-generating tool is here to stay and competitors are scheduled to hit the market soon. So, they encourage teachers and students to critically explore ways in which they may use these AI tools in order to support and enhance learning, not replace it.

So, what exactly is ChatGPT? The Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning (CITL) breaks down this new and disruptive educational technology and its implications in teaching and learning, and offers research-based information to help you navigate it in your classroom.

“It is … our responsibility to help guide students to use ChatGPT with academic integrity, as there is enormous potential for this tool to impact the higher education landscape,” said Jamie Nelson, Assistant Director of Emerging Educational Technologies at CITL.

Visit our ChatGPT page to find best practices and information on:

  • Talking to your students about academic integrity
  • Critically assessing and using ChatGPT with your students
  • Re-thinking current writing-based assignments
  • Using alternative assignments/assessments
  • Developments on ChatGPT and AI writing detection tools that eventually will be available for campus

Want to try out ChatGPT for yourself? Find out how to download it to your computer, or stop by the Innovation Studio at 172 Armory Building during open hours (Tuesdays from 10 am - 4 pm and Thursdays from 1-4 pm) or schedule an appointment.

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