Teaching in the Artificial Intelligence Age of ChatGPT

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Teaching in the Artificial Intelligence Age of ChatGPT

March 22, 2023 @ 3:30 pm 4:30 pm EDT


"a friendly robot writing a paper using unexpected tools"
Image generated by DALL-E using the prompt “a friendly robot writing a paper using unexpected tools”

Join us for our next talk in TLL’s Speaker Series: Reigniting the Spark of Learning

With the advent of easy-to-use artificial intelligence (AI) text generation tools like ChatGPT, educators must grapple with this question and what it means for their course and assignment designs. In this practical session, Dr. Derek Bruff will briefly survey the landscape of AI tools for generating text and other media, then dive into the teaching choices they present:

  • What changes do we need to make to our learning objectives, if any, in light of ChatGPT, and other AI tools?
  • How can we design assignments that either integrate, disallow, or minimize AI tools to meet those learning objectives?
  • What new norms and policies for academic integrity do we need to develop in an age of AI?

This session will feature teaching principles and examples of practice to help answer these questions.

About the Speaker

Derek Bruff Headshot

Derek Bruff is an educator, author, and higher ed consultant. He directed the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching for more than a decade, where he helped faculty and other instructors develop foundational teaching skills and explore new ideas in teaching. Bruff consults regularly with faculty and administrators across higher education on issues of teaching, learning, and faculty development. Bruff has written two books, Intentional Tech: Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching (West Virginia University Press, 2019) and Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments (Jossey-Bass, 2009). He writes a weekly newsletter called Intentional Teaching and produces the Intentional Teaching podcast. Bruff has a PhD in mathematics and has taught math courses at Vanderbilt and Harvard University.

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