ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that uses natural language processing techniques to respond to user-generated prompts. Put simply: You ask ChatGPT a question or provide a prompt, it replies using natural language.
Before you panic and consider banning technology from your classroom in favor of handwritten essays and oral exams (not that there’s anything wrong with those methods, but they might lead to more student anxiety)…consider how this tool might help you rethink teaching and learning.
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Sample statement prohibiting use of AI-generated text
Sample statement providing parameters for use of AI-generated text
NOTE: Before you ask students to use ChatGPT for an assignment, re-read the information about privacy and data. The following suggestions are based on the faculty using ChatGPT to generate responses to share with students.
Engage students in critiquing and improving ChatGPT responses.
Analyze how ChatGPT generates text for different audiences.
Help students build their information literacy skills.
Have students generate prompts for ChatGPT and compare and contrast the output.