Teaching in an AI World: Building Confidence and Finding Our Way
The advent of ChatGPT and other generative AI tools is causing a seismic shift in the way we go about our day-to-day personal and professional lives. Instructors who are already exhausted after more than three years of teaching and learning turmoil may feel despair at the thought of these chatbots and their potential to wreak havoc on teaching, learning, and assessing student work. We need not panic, however. We’ve undergone significant shifts in our personal and work routines in the last few decades (think internet and smartphones and the impact these have had). We can adapt to this new AI-fueled challenge as well. Time, calm, and curiosity will help us find our way.
You’ll hear about topics such as
- Reflection on the storms we’ve weathered in recent years
- Encouragement to face this new challenge in sustainable ways that don’t erode already-depleted faculty well-being
- Advances in technology that have significantly changed daily routines
- How our previous learning curves with new tech can provide insight for new (and ongoing unanticipated) concerns
- Practical strategies and first steps toward developing confidence with teaching, learning, and assessment in an AI world
Her workshop was well organized providing concise, tangible actions
we can use in every class we teach online or not.