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Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT and Beyond: In-Service October 2023 Notes

AI in Educaiton

Reminder: AI is everywhere:   

Google is putting Bard in Gmail, Google Docs, YouTube, etc.

Microsoft is putting their AI - CoPilot -  in Windows 11, Word,  Outlook, etc. 

Grammarly is using an AI summarizing tool along with other AI features


Information from UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia) short course on AI: Impact and application of Generative Artificial Intelligence within Education


Tools with assignments for students to try each tool and post a comparison

Generative AI Tools

Text-to-Image Generators

Video Generators: 


AI Anti-Plagiarism and Detection Tools - recommended reading

  • OpenAI (creators of ChatGPT) developed their own detector, but quickly admitted it was ‘impossible to reliably detect all AI-written text’. The tool has subsequently been discontinued [25.7.23]

  • Comprehensive study of the main AI ‘detection’ tools by Debora Weber-Wulff and colleagues finds that they are ‘neither accurate nor reliable and have a main bias towards classifying the output as human-written rather than detecting AI generated text’. The study identifies the ‘serious limitations of the state-of-the-art AI-generated text detection tools and their unsuitability for use as evidence of academic misconduct’ [28.6.23]

  • Evaluating the authenticity of ChatGPT responses: a study on text-matching capabilities - research article by Ahmed M. Elkhatat (stats heavy). Concludes that ‘ChatGPT … can generate unique, coherent, and accurate responses that can evade text-matching software, presenting a potential risk for academic misconduct’. Suggests alternative approaches to assessment in higher education [1.8.23]


An AI tool marketed to instructors and students EDUCOPILOT    1 month free trial 

Question generator based on short text; generator of practical activities; practical activity generator and rubric, text-based slide layout generator, MS forms compatible survey building; chart generator based on text; Review and Evaluation:  Text style improver; text summarizer; rubric-based work evaluation support. Export to your LMS 



Notes from a recent webinar about AI and writing: 

Generative AI Activities for the Writing and Language Classroom.  Maha Bali and  Anna Mills October 17 2023  Slides from the presentation 

Examples of resources from the presentation: 

Consider doing some microlessons. 


An elaborate prompt: 

Mollick, Ethan, & Mollick, Lilach.  (2023, September 25). Part 1: AI as feedback generator: Harnessing the power of instant input. Harvard Business Publishing. Education.