“The advent of ChatGPT and other generative AI tools is akin to the seismic shifts we experienced when the internet was born or when smartphones became part of our everyday lives. Those inventions initially bewildered and concerned us, but they ended up changing the way we do lots of things — everything? — at work, home, and all spaces in between. So it will be with the new AI.”
- (Darby, 2023).
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the use of technology to perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as learning, reasoning, problem-solving, understanding natural language, recognizing patterns, and making decisions. Generative AI is a subset of artificial intelligence that focuses on the creation of new content— including text, images, video and computer code — by identifying patterns in large data sets and other knowledge sources, then generating content autonomously, imitating cognitive functions, human creativity and imagination.
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AI and the Future of Teaching and Learning
From virtual assistants, like Siri and Alexa, to personalized content recommendations on streaming platforms, AI is already integrated into many of the tools we use in our everyday life. Integrating AI into higher education is an inevitability. As the applications of generative AI advance, its impact on teaching and learning methodologies cannot be ignored. Faculty are encouraged to thoughtfully engage with GenAI tools to establish expectations around the use of AI in the classroom. The extent to which AI is used or prohibited will vary by discipline and teaching philosophy.
As with any rapidly evolving technology, generative AI comes with its share of concerns and ethical considerations.Before making any determinations about if and how to integrate AI into teaching and learning, it is important to consider the implications on teaching practices, academic integrity, and the limitations of technology.Access resources on maintaining Academic Integrity in the age of AI technology.>
The Teaching, Learning and Technology Center is committed to staying on the forefront of educational innovation. As AI technology advances and evolves, so does our knowledge and ability to address the opportunities and challenges it brings. We invite and encourage instructors to actively participate in helping us to align the University’s strategies and practices to prepare for an AI-infused future.