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ChatGPT & AI Chatbots

Module 4. How Can You Use Chatbots in Education?

Whether and how to use artificial intelligence in education is a topic of much debate and vital importance in the future of teaching and learning. We know that AI is knowledgeable. For example, ChatGPT passed an MBA exam at the Wharton School of business, as reported in the following NBC news report:

However, the educational uses of AI go far beyond it simply being smart. In the following presentation, University of Massachusetts Professor Torrey Trust identifies applications in the realms of writing essays, poems, scripts, and lesson plans; creating course syllabi, learning objectives, rubrics, and quiz/test questions; acting as a teachable agent, writing emails to students, taking notes on a text, and revising a text; writing a text at a prescribed lexile level, writing choose-your-own-adventure stories, and creating examples to aid student learning by generating role-playing scenarios and simulations. Professor Trust also provides a digital choice board that engages students in developing their critical media literacy skills as they interact with ChatGPT in the realm of Black history:

The view from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is here:

At the University of North Florida, Professor Rob Rose wrote the following freely available book about ChatGPT in higher education:

People have also wondered about whether AI chatbots could substitute teach:

The United States Department of Education has an Office of Educational Technology that issued the following report about Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning. Follow these links to visit the Office of Educational Technology’s AI website and read the report:

At the following links are free downloads of the US DOE eBook about AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning as well as a free handout about its core messaging:

To help guide school districts in planning for integrating AI into the curriculum, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) has been working on an NSF funded project called AI4K12 to create the following Grade Band Progression Charts on the five big ideas of AI: