I agree, if a bot can complete the assignment, then it probably isn't a good assignment.
I just heard at a conference someone say that when search engines came out, schools were saying the same thing that they are with AI.
We have to change how we teach, and what kind of assignments we create to minimize students taking advantage of such tools. It's going to happen with or without us on board. We can block it at school, but they can access its at home.
I personally think this is an exciting time. I am excited about the challenges, I'm excited by the possiblilites. I am looking forward to how others are using in their classrooms as we move into this new world.
Posted on January 08, 2023
Thanks for sharing your thinking Michael in your newsletter and here. You’ve certainly added to my thinking. I’m glad that folks in this Community are also sharing their thoughts on ChatGPT and AI in a couple of posts here and here.
I liked your references to disruptive technology such as Instagram, the Internet and iPhone cameras (as a former photo teacher). The changes in photography came in fast and certainly provided more equity and inclusion to that art.
Your questions are also excellent: “What are we here to do? What do we really need to assess? What do we mean by ‘learning?’”