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CEILS Ed Talk: What’s All the Buzz About ChatGPT and AI in Higher Ed?
Are your students using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to complete their homework? In this interactive talk we will take a look at ChatGPT – its functionality, potential uses, and examples of things it does well and some it is still learning to do.We will then explore several potential impacts that ChatGPT and similar AI technology may have on higher education and in our classrooms here at UCLA:
Should use of this technology be considered “cheating” and under what conditions? What guidelines might instructors communicate about use of this tool for coursework? Is a “ban” (as some schools are attempting to do) the right way to go – or even possible to enforce?
If AI is going to be an important tool in the future careers of our students, how can we embrace the use of these tools now? Might these tools be used to enhance student learning, rather than compromise it?
What are some examples of how instructors are using these tools currently and/or augmenting course activities to account for them?
What broader research questions do we have moving forward and how might you pilot some education research on this tool in your own classroom?
Additional resources will be shared during the talk, and here are two recommended resources to check out in advance:
Facilitator: Jess Gregg (she/her)
Center for Education Innovation and Learning in the Sciences (CEILS)
Senior Associate Director for Educational Development