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AI in Teaching and Learning

Since ChatGPT burst onto the scene in December 2022, higher education has been buzzing with talk of, quite simply, what to do about it. Generative artificial intelligence tools—large language models such as ChatGPT, image generators like Midjourney and Dall-E, presentation generators like Decktopus and SlidesAI, as well as a whole host of AI assistants and disciplinary tools—are changing the landscape of education, and the ground is shifting all the time as new technologies continue to be developed. 

Higher education is no stranger to disruptive technologies; it wasn’t too long ago that we were reckoning with cell phones, laptops, and calculators and adapting our pedagogy to meet these emerging trends.

Now, we are preparing for the next wave: AI isn’t going anywhere, and instructors are challenged with how to adapt their teaching to this new reality. More importantly, instructors—and higher education as a whole—have the opportunity to think deeply about what it means to educate students who will be living in a world filled with AI tools. 

In addition to the resources below, we encourage you to:

Resource Guide: Teaching in the Age of AI

This resource guide explains a bit about what generative AI is and how it works while outlining potential uses and approaches to AI in the classroom. Section 4, “Strategies for Effective Teaching in the Age of AI,” shares new ways you might ask students to demonstrate their skills, knowledge, and abilities.

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Syllabi and Generative AI

Let’s face it: Our students are using generative AI tools (whether we think they should or not!). How we respond to that use in our classrooms is up to instructors on an individual basis and will vary based on course goals and disciplinary norms.

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