Since its launch in November 2022, ChatGPT is causing a stir in schools, colleges, and universities. Some banned it, seeing it as a threat to academic integrity and an "engine" for academic misconduct. Others embraced it as a project and research partner, writing assistant and fast source for materials, such as references, critical ideas related to a specific topic or a code generator for software.
Colleagues around the world are asking:
• What is the opportunity for ChatGPT and other similar developments in artificial intelligence and deep learning?
• What are the threats and challenges to the nature of teaching, learning and assessment and academic work?
• What does ChatGPT do well and what does it not do well, and how can we ensure users critically assess the materials, code and other “products” from ChatGPT?
These topics inform this webinar, offered by Dr. Steven Mintz, a history professor who integrated ChatGPT into his teaching at the University of Texas.
As a result of attending this interactive and engaging webinar, participants gain:
• A deeper understanding of the strengths and limitations of ChatGPT.
• Insights into ways it can be used in teaching, learning and assessment from concrete examples shared during the webinar.
• Ideas about using ChatGPT as a creative tool for project-based, peer, and work-based learning.
• Insights into what ChatGPT can do for student support and services, such as career advising or support with study skills challenges.
• Some ideas for what’s next? for generative artificial intelligence for teaching and learning.