What We're Learning About Learning is a podcast about teaching and learning in higher education. With this podcast, we hope to expand and share more broadly the conversations we’re having with Georgetown students, faculty, and staff, and throw light on some of the most important issues and developments in higher education today. 

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Student & Faculty Perspectives on AI

The onset of artificial Intelligence tools—like ChatGPT—continues to engender debate in higher education. It’s safe to say many faculty and students alike are concerned with the uncertain and far-reaching implications of using AI, especially as it relates to academic integrity. But as Andrea L. Guzman (Inside Higher Ed 2023) says, “knee jerk reactions” to new innovations may misconstrue the nature of these tools, and indeed how they’re being used in practice.

A BestColleges survey of over 1000 students provided insights on how students think about AI. Over half of college students (51%) believe that using artificial intelligence (AI) tools like ChatGPT to complete assignments and exams qualifies as cheating, and 41% believe doing this is morally wrong. On the other hand, only 27% of students believed that tools like ChatGPT should be prohibited in educational settings. So how do we balance allowing—or even encouraging, in some cases—students to use AI while ensuring their learning?

In this episode of What We’re Learning About Learning, we spoke with five students who offered their perspectives on AI and asked two faculty to respond to what the students had to say. Listen to the episode to learn more about:

  • The many ways students use AI tools from ChatGPT to Snapchat’s “MyAI” to help them in courses.
  • Conversations students want and need from faculty about AI.
  • The possibilities for integrating AI tools in the classroom.
  • The importance of fostering student and faculty dialogue around AI and its implications.

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