According to Wikipedia "ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022."
"ChatGPT is an AI-powered language model developed by OpenAI. It has been trained on a massive amount of text data from the internet and can generate human-like text responses to a given prompt. It can answer questions, converse on a variety of topics, and generate creative writing pieces."
Is ChatGPT an Educational Threat?
It is another adjustment, just as smartphones, Grammarly, Wikipedia, the internet, graphing calculators, and previous technological advances required educators to change their lesson plans, assignments, and directions. ChatGPT is faster than the other changes that have entered education, but then again, so are we. We have more technical support and knowledge than ever before. As educators, we develop and adapt as we teach our students and learn from them, our colleagues, research, and experience. There is always change, growth, and challenge. AI is consistently learning too, so there are many developments and innovations we can discover with this tool. Let's seize the moment and continue teaching our students to learn, think, and solve problems with new tools.
Yale faculty discuss ChatGPT implications for teaching and learning, February 2023.
Try It! You'll Be Amazed!
Your students have tried ChatGPT and similar tools, like Google Bard or Bing Chat to brainstorm ideas or answer discussion questions. Join them and sign up for a ChatGPT account. Ask this generative AI tool to answer your test questions, write a paper for one of your assignments, or create an outline for a speech topic. Ask ChatGPT to help you lesson plan, create an assignment, and integrate it into your course.
For those of you who were unable to attend our
ChatGPT Lunch in Learn in March, here are
the helpful resources Miquel Fernandez provided:
PDF of Presentation
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