This month, our digital education reading group discusses large language model (LLM) chatbots and their use in digital education. Curated by Tim Hall.
This month, Tim Hall has put together a fantastic set of resources to read on a very topical subject.
Possible questions to consider
- What could be some of the potential benefits and drawbacks of using LLM chatbots in Digital Education?
- How do you think LLM chatbots could be used to improve student engagement and learning outcomes in Digital Education?
- When using LLM chatbots in Digital Education, what are some ethical considerations that should be taken into account, such as issues of privacy, bias, and algorithmic accountability?
- In your opinion, what are the best ways for educators and administrators to prepare for the integration of LLM chatbots into their teaching and learning environments?
- Can you suggest some effective methods to measure the effectiveness and impact of LLM chatbots in Digital Education, and what data should be collected and analysed to evaluate their performance?
- What do you think could be some potential future developments in the use of LLM chatbots in Digital Education, and how might they shape the future of teaching and learning?
Introduction to ChatGPT
- Chat GPT-3 and its impact on Education, Michael Webb: https://youtu.be/YUNcrSrm47E
- ChatGPT: Optimizing Language Models for Dialogue: https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/
- The Impact of ChatGPT in Higher Education: https://bilt.online/the-impact-of-chatgpt-in-higher-education-a-closer-look/
Further reading and links of interest
- On the Dangers of Stochastic Parrots: Can Language Models Be Too Big?: https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3442188.3445922
- Course: Design a Feminist Chatbot: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/designing-a-feminist-chatbot
- Now the humanities can disrupt “AI”: https://www.publicbooks.org/now-the-humanities-can-disrupt-ai/
- Breaking What Was Already Broken: AI and Writing Assignments: https://digitaldetox.trubox.ca/breaking-what-was-already-broken-ai-and-writing-assignments/
- My class required AI. Here’s what I’ve learned so far: https://oneusefulthing.substack.com/p/my-class-required-ai-heres-what-ive
- A Teacher’s Prompt Guide to ChatGPT: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15qAxnUzOwAPwHzoaKBJd8FAgiOZYcIxq/view
- Communicating About the Social Implications of AI: A FrameWorks Strategic Brief: https://www.frameworksinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/ai-strategicbrief_10-2021.pdf
- Policy and practice guidance around acceptable and responsible use of AI technologies: https://www.monash.edu/learning-teaching/teachhq/Teaching-practices/artificial-intelligence/policy-and-practice-guidance-around-acceptable-and-responsible-use-of-ai-technologies
- Learning Designers will have to adapt or die: https://donaldclarkplanb.blogspot.com/2018/09/learning-designers-will-have-to-adapt.html
- Media and Information Literacy: https://www.unesco.org/en/media-informtion-literacy
- Update Your Course Syllabus for ChatGPT: https://medium.com/@rwatkins_7167/updating-your-course-syllabus-for-chatgpt-965f4b57b003
- ChatGPT should prompt instructors to revisit how students are assessed if rigorous, robust assessment of knowledge and understanding is to be continued in the era of AI: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2023/01/12/hype-or-the-future-of-teaching-and-learning-3-limits-to-ais-ability-to-write-students-essays/
- Critical AI: adapting college writing for the age of large language models such as ChatGPT: some next steps for educators: https://criticalai.org/2023/01/17/critical-ai-adapting-college-writing-for-the-age-of-large-language-models-such-as-chatgpt-some-next-steps-for-educators/
- Does ChatGPT mean the end of the essay as an assessment tool? Jisc advises a balanced approach by the sector: https://www.fenews.co.uk/education/does-chatgpt-mean-the-end-of-the-essay-as-an-assessment-tool-jisc-advises-a-balanced-approach-by-the-sector
- AI and Higher Education: Is it time to re-think teaching and assessment? https://blogs.kent.ac.uk/learn-tech/2023/01/11/ai-and-higher-education-is-it-time-to-re-think-teaching-and-assessment/
Looking forward to discussing this with you.