AI and Teaching | Events and Resources

ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot, has stirred debate across the higher education community, with some claiming artificial intelligence will revolutionize education while others see it as a significant threat. One thing is clear, and that artificial intelligence is here to stay, and it will disrupt current practices, not just in writing, but in the arts, software coding, and many other disciplines. It will become part of our students’ future jobs, which create the need for a new kind of literacy. Higher education must take a proactive role, engaging with this technology, shaping the ways we utilize it, with a critical perspective and an ethical approach.

To promote campus engagement, the Office of the Provost is hosting several events to promote campus conversations about the implications of these new technologies.  These events are open to faculty, staff, and students alike. CETL is also offering follow up workshops. The full table of offerings is below.


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    ChatGPT, Artificial Intelligence, and the Future of Higher Education: A Community Conversation

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023, 12:30  - 1:45 p.m.
    ALC Auditorium (1100) & Online

    AI has generated both excitement and trepidation on college campuses around the world. Join  us for a campus conversation with faculty and staff from multiple disciplines.   

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      Bright Ideas: How to Use AI in Teaching and Learning

      Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m
      In-person & Online

      Join a panel of faculty, staff, and students who will showcase how they are using AI in their classrooms. 

      If you have ideas to share, please click here.

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        Taking an Educational Research Perspective to Explore How AI Might Impact Student Learning and Success

        Thursday, March 30, 2023, 3:45 - 4:45 p.m.

        CETL Scholarly Teaching: Tris Utschig and Hillary Steiner

        Use of AI tools such as ChatGPT can impact student learning in myriad ways. These new technologies have potential advantages for cognition during the learning process. They also create risks that can undermine learning. Research on cognition and pedagogical approaches can inform the use of AI tools for learning. Considerations range from how AI tools might reduce cognitive load to free up working memory, to how they support transfer of knowledge or synthesis of information, to critical thinking required to craft meaningful prompts for the tool, to using metacognitive approaches to interpret responses the tool generates. We will briefly demonstrate how the ChatGPT tool functions, and then hold a series of open discussions around knowledge from cognitive science and pedagogical research designed to elicit considerations from multiple perspectives and across multiple disciplines. 

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          Ethical Considerations When Incorporating AI Tools in Your Course

          Tuesday, April 11, 2023, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

          CETL Scholarly Teaching: Linda Stewart and Michele DiPietro

          AI tools are trained based on human systems. These systems are inherently limited to the cultural perspectives they represent, the language in which the tool and the documents it accesses is written, and on the human behaviors used to train the system. As a result, the products that emerge from an AI tool reflect those limitations, raising important ethical considerations about inherent bias. With these limitations in mind, we must also question how students and teachers can ethically use these tools in an educational setting. Join us for a webinar conversation where we collectively explore questions about bias and representation within this software application and the ways in which students and teachers can best practice ethical and productive approaches when using ChatGPT in their classrooms and beyond.

          Register Here
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            AI and the Future of Education

            Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
            ALC Auditorium (1100)

            Speaker: Stephen Harmon, Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Center for 21st Century Universities

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            CETL is committed to promoting research- and evidence-based pedagogies. Unfortunately, the use of AI-based tools in university courses is still new and a consensus on best practices has not emerged yet. Lacking those, we are providing resources on these tools from a variety of perspectives in order to jumpstart your thinking process with issues to consider.