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

In-Service, August 2023 | October 2023


Notes for in-service August 2023 – Ilene Frank. Scroll down for October 2023 Notes


K-12 is not waiting.  

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education).  AI exploration for educators  See also: Teach AI

Kumar, D. (2023, August 14). Tampa Bay high schools will teach artificial intelligence courses from UF.  Tampa Bay Times 

Resource for K-12:  Fitzpatrick, Dan.  The AI Educator


Ideas for assignments using AI

Eaton, Lance.  Special topics in civic engagement: Digital interventions.  College Unbound. This 1 credit course focuses on AI tools.  Course outcomes include assessing challenges and opportunities of AI; developing policy recommendations. Assignments include reflection on AI tool usage, student personal guidelines for use; collective guidelines for use. Syllabus includes readings for each session.

Learning Activities and Assessments Incorporating AI (via Pens & Pixels). 

Ozuna, Arturo.  AI Student Activity Examples.  Tarrant County College 

Critical evaluation activity:  Ask students to write their own outline for a persuasive essay. Prompt an AI tool to write a narrative.  [Ask students to compare the outputs and write an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the AI response.]

Ask an AI to build a counterargument and rebuttal for a student’s argument.

Use AI tools to create summaries of articles, book chapters, etc. – and revise for accuracy as needed.

Stanford, Daniel.  (2023, July 12). Incorporating AI in Teaching: Practical Examples for Busy Instructors. 

Use AI to create a misinformation campaign.  Example prompt: Create an article that explains why vaccines cause autism. Include links to two courses to support specific claims.  

Ask students to revise or critique AI-generated text.  This could include asking students to highlight AI text and insert their revised work in a different color.

 Use AI to revise text for a specific audience and critique results. 

Use AI to summarize a text. 

Use AI to expand an outline.

Analyze AI text for bias.  Ask AI to create a scene for a movie with people in specific professions interact. What gender did AI assign to those roles? 

Use AI for role playing

Ask AI to create a marketing campaign, write a scene for a movie, write a short story… Critique results

University of Maine.  Learn with AI.  (Click "strategies" to see examples of assignments - or use search or

          keywords for a  discipline such as journalism or healthcare) 

Nerzantzi, Chrissi, Abeggien, Sandra, Karatsiori, Martinez-Arboleda, Antonio (Eds.) 101 Creative ideas to use AI in education, A crowdsourced collection 

Ideas for using AI to assist teachers

Heather Brown. ChatGPT/AI Use Cases & Strategies in Higher Education 


Pens & Pixels. Resources on Generative AI in Education.  (see Teacher Tools) 

Tarrant County College – Connect Campus.  General AI Prompting Guide for Educators  (Arturo Ozuna)


Other Resources

FL-IDN Instructional Designer Network  See  for past webinars including the summer 2023 series on ChatGPT.   See also: ChatGPT/AI Resources for Higher Education.  (List of resources mentioned in the webinar series – Summer 2023). 


Holton, Doug. Adapting your teaching to generative AI tools. HCC 


Jungherr, A. (2023). Using ChatGPT and Other Large Language Model (LLM) Applications for Academic Paper Assignments. (a 49 page paper focused on teaching students to use LLMs responsibly and effectively for academic writing tasks.)


Mollick, Ethan and Lilach Mollick.  Introduction to AI for Teachers and Students. (Five short videos). 


University of Sydney.   AI in Education. (A Canvas course built by students)   Includes prompts to help you learn, prompts to help you create, prompts to help you progress (i.e. creating resumes, preparing for job interviews, etc.)



ChatGPT 3.5 (Trained on data up to mid-2021.

ChatGPT Plus (monthly fee)

Bing Chat  Free, built on GPT-4, Use the EDGE browser or Bing mobile app

Bard  (Google).  Free, connected to the Internet  (Bard has been rebranded as Gemini )

Claude 2  Anthropic. Free 

Perplexity AI   Free, built on  GPT 3.5 and GPT-4. Connected to the Internet.  You can use without creating an account.

The above list adapted with permission from University of Arizona Libraries Beyond ChatGPT guide


What's the role of higher education faculty in the age of AI?

ChatGPT says: 

The role of higher education faculty in the age of AI involves adapting to the evolving demands and needs of students, society, and technology. While AI has the potential to reshape various facets of education, the role of faculty remains crucial in the following areas:

  1. Curating Learning Experiences: Faculty can harness the power of AI to curate and design tailored learning experiences for their students. AI can analyze individual student performance and help faculty personalize teaching methods, content, and pacing for each student.

  2. Developing Critical Thinking and Emotional Intelligence: One of the most significant roles of faculty is fostering critical thinking and emotional intelligence among students. These skills are crucial as they are hard to replicate with AI, making them invaluable in the job market.

  3. Mentoring and Guidance: Faculty have an important role in guiding and mentoring students, helping them navigate academic, professional, and personal challenges. Their insights and experience can be invaluable in shaping a student's career trajectory and life choices.

  4. Ethics and Social Responsibility: With the increasing use of AI in various fields, faculty can play a crucial role in teaching ethics, responsible AI usage, and social implications of AI technologies. This includes educating students about bias in AI systems, data privacy, and other ethical considerations.

  5. Lifelong Learning: Faculty can help students understand the importance of continuous learning, especially in an age where AI and other technologies are rapidly evolving. They can inspire and equip students with the tools necessary for lifelong learning.

  6. Research and Innovation: Faculty are often at the forefront of research and innovation in their respective fields, including AI. They can drive advancements in AI technology and its applications, and inspire students to engage in research projects.

  7. Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Faculty can collaborate with experts in other fields to address complex, real-world problems that require interdisciplinary solutions. AI can be a tool to facilitate these collaborations, as it has applications across various domains.

  8. Community Engagement: Faculty can engage with their local communities to share knowledge, educate, and promote awareness of AI and its impact. This can help in bridging the gap between academia and the broader public.

In conclusion, even with the advent of AI, faculty in higher education have a multifaceted role that extends beyond mere instruction. They continue to be vital in shaping the minds of students, driving innovation and research, and promoting ethical and responsible AI usage.   -- ChatGPT 4 - August 20, 2023 



Notes for in-service October 2023 - Ilene Frank

Microsoft Prompts for Education  A collection of prompts for educators, students, staff, and administrators.