TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY - Teaching in the Age of AI

Author: Steve Varela

Teaching in the Age of AI
By Amanda Leary, Steve Varela, Roberto Casarez, and Alex Ambrose
Since ChatGPT burst onto the scene in December 2022, higher education has been buzzing with talk of, quite simply, what to do about it. Generative artificial intelligence tools—large language models such as ChatGPT, image generators like Midjourney and Dall-E, presentation generators like Decktopus and SlidesAI, as well as a whole host of AI assistants and disciplinary tools—are changing the landscape of education, and the ground is shifting all the time as new technologies continue to be developed.

Higher education is no stranger to disruptive technologies; it wasn’t too long ago that we were reckoning with cell phones, laptops, and calculators, and adapting our pedagogy to meet these emerging trends. Now, we are preparing for the next wave: AI isn’t going anywhere. As we head into the academic year, instructors are challenged with how to adapt their teaching to this new reality. More importantly, instructors – and higher education as a whole – have the opportunity to think deeply about what it means to educate students who will be living in a world filled with AI tools.

This resource guide explains a bit about what generative AI is and how it works; outlines potential uses and approaches to AI use in the classroom, and provides strategies for effective teaching and learning in the age of AI. We will update this guide regularly to respond to the ever-evolving field of AI and its implications for education.
For the resource guide on generative AI please go to learning.nd.edu.