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Episode 10 - Teach & Learn

How ChatGPT Could Change Higher Ed, with Dr. Antony Aumann and Dr. Bettyjo Bouchey

Join D2L for a chat with Dr. Antony Aumann and Dr. Bettyjo Bouchey about ChatGPT and how AI could impact higher education.

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Episode Description

Today’s episode promises to be a controversial one. ChatGPT, a generative text tool created by OpenAI, is a hot topic among educators and students. Disruptive technology comes with a lot of questions: what are the pros and cons of using ChatGPT in the classroom? How is it changing assessment strategies? What does this mean for plagiarism? And what does the future of higher ed look like if AI becomes commonplace?

To discuss these issues further, we welcomed Dr. Antony AumannProfessor of Philosophy at Northern Michigan University and Dr. Bettyjo BoucheyAssociate Professor and Vice Provost of Digital Strategy & Operations at National Louis University. Our guests and Dr. Ford chatted about:

  • Shifting pedagogical approaches and assessment strategies because of ChatGPT
  • How generative AI can reduce cognitive load
  • ChatGPT, equity and access
  • Whether or not tools like ChatGPT should be banned

Show Notes

00:40: An introduction to Dr. Bettyjo Bouchey and Dr. Antony Aumann

04:30: How faculty may have to shift their pedagogical approach to address the use of ChatGPT

05:06: Dr. Aumann outlines four alternative assessment strategies

08:16: Dr. Bouchey on how ChatGPT could improve online learning, offering personalized tutoring experiences and improve grading

11:13: The potential for ChatGPT to provide better feedback and reduce cognitive load on educators

12:50: Our guests discuss concerns around job security

16:16: Is ChatGPT the new programmable calculator?

22:08: Our guests discuss whether or not banning ChatGPT for educators and students is the right move

25:31: ChatGPT and career readiness

28:57: ChatGPT and the issues around equity and access

33:13: How can educators do a better job of communicating the importance of conversations around equity to policymakers?

34:00: Potential examples of how ChatGPT can be used positively in education

41:46: What educators should consider for the future with respect to AI tools


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