Since late 2022, the growing presence of artificial intelligence has led to big questions about how AI will change teaching and learning. The resources on this page are intended to help address those questions. They consist of materials to help you understand how generative AI may affect courses and curricula, how you can talk with students about AI, and how you can start to use AI in teaching.
Generative AI can seem mysterious, intimidating, and even threatening. Here are some concrete ways instructors can introduce generative AI into their classes and learn about it as they go.
Getting AI-enhanced chatbots to provide the information and format you want takes experimentation and patience. This page focuses on prompts for extracting information from large language models like ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Bard, or Claude.
Adapting to AI will be crucial for our students and our institutions, but it will also be crucial for democracy. We agree with the U.S. Department of Education, which said in May 2023 that it was “imperative to address AI in education now to realize key opportunities, prevent and mitigate emergent risks, and tackle unintended consequences.”
Have a question about AI and teaching? We will do our best to answer. To start, we have created FAQs about generative AI in education. Let us know other questions we should address.
The use of generative artificial intelligence in writing isn’t an either/or proposition. Rather, think of a continuum in which AI can be used at nearly any point to inspire, ideate, structure, and format writing. It can also help with research, feedback, summarization, and creation.
We offer suggestions on creating syllabus language about AI use in class, on having discussions with students, on how to start using generative AI, and on other considerations for the short and long term.
Instructors essentially have three choices as they decide how to approach the use of generative artificial intelligence in their classes: Do nothing, ease into AI use, or go all in with adopting AI. Take a closer look at each path and decide what's right for you.
Since the release of artificial intelligence software known as OpenAI, discussions have grown about how artificial intelligence might change jobs, disciplines, societies, and even the way we think. On this page, we offer suggestions on how you can create and adapt assignments that work with AI.
Generative AI certainly has the capability to help with writing and coding, but its skills as a tutor have enormous potential in helping students narrow ideas for papers, learn more about the research process, clarify questions about organizing and focusing their writing, and ask questions when they are working on their own.
Bias is an inherent part of who we are, what we know, and what we have experienced. The materials on this page are intended to help instructors and students analyze and discuss the biases and ethics of generative artificial intelligence.