ChatGPT in Education: Boon, Bane, and Beyond

Article about the event by Katherine Duke: Chatting About ChatGPT

From Left to Right, portraits of Professors Chris Grobe, Kristina Reardon, and Lee Spector

Pictured left to right: Professors Chris Grobe, Kristina Reardon, and Lee Spector.

The media has been awash with articles on ChatGPT and how it is disrupting education. The opportunities and threats that ChatGPT offers for teaching and learning seem inseparable.

On February 20th 2023 at 6pm in the CHI Think Tank (Frost Library) Professors Chris Grobe, Lee Spector, and Kristina Reardon engaged in a discussion exploring the complex web of variables that ChatGPT touches upon, including ethics, justice, motivation, and innovation as well as strategies for navigating generative AI technology in the classroom.

This event was co-hosted by Academic Technology Services and the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Video Recording

Featured Questions:
  1. What is ChatGPT? (06:06)
  2. What is ChatGPT’s emerging impact on education? (10:56)
  3. How do you view ChatGPT’s Potential Impact on the Writing Process? (18:19)
  4. What do our students most need to learn in order to navigate a world with generative AI in it? (28:43)
  5. Would the teacher’s “goals for students” change in some small ways, in light of the ChatGPT developments? (34:33)
  6. ChatGPT and other AI tools don’t know truth from falsehood. How do we teach the importance of context and reality when employing ChatGPT? (38:51)
  7. What are your views on using ChaGPT for collaborative authorship? (45:32)
  8. ChatGPT as it now stands cannot be original. What is our goal as teachers - To what extent is our goal the teaching of originality or the elicitation of originality? (50:45)
  9. What are the dangers of ChatGPT synthesizing information for us so that it becomes the voice for us as opposed to letting us be ourselves and making the connections ourselves? (58:07)
  10. What can faculty do about setting expectations around use of ChatGPT in their classes? (1:03:32)
  11. Why is ChatGPT having such a strong impact - why this and why now? (1:06:47)
  12. Why is there greater concern about ChatGPT's impact than previous tools, such as Google search? (1:11:50)