Artificial intelligence (AI)

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Be part of the conversation on AI in teaching and learning!

This new web space was designed to provide a hub for thinking about the impact of artificial intelligence on teaching and learning in higher education.

You will find a selection of recent publications, links to training activities, resources, and above all, a forum to actively participate in the conversations pertaining to AI in a university setting. Engage with your colleagues, ask questions, suggest interesting resources, share your personal experiences and the strategies you’re using in your teaching.

Instructions

To add to the conversation, please scroll down to the Post a message section. You can also include a link, an image or a video by clicking on the corresponding icon.To attach a document, click on Upload an attachment (accepted formats: doc, docx, jpg, jpeg, odt, pdf, png, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, zip - maximum size 30 MB). We will invite you to fill in your name and email so we can contact you if necessary. When you are ready, click on the Submit button.

Given that AI technology is rapidly evolving, the content on this page will be updated regularly, and resources will continue to be added to help those who are teaching.

Special events series

The Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) is launching a new series of events around artificial intelligence (AI) in university teaching and learning. Based on a participatory and collaborative approach, we are pleased to welcome a variety of collaborators to share their expertise and experiences in AI in teaching and learning over the next few months.

We also offer webinars organized by other academic institutions or organizations of interest.

These webinars are offered as free additional resources. The opinions expressed in them do not necessarily reflect the views of the TLSS or the University of Ottawa.

How to Enhance Student Engagement and Success with AI Tutor Pro

09 May 2024 11:00 am -12:00 pm
 Ban AI 2024

Learn how to put student engagement and success at the forefront of your teaching strategies by incorporating AI Tutor Pro, a free app developed by Contact North...

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This event is organized and managed by Contact North. You will be redirected during the registration process. If you require technical support, please communicate directly with Contact North. This webinar is offered as free additional resources. The opinions expressed in it do not necessarily reflect the views of the TLSS or the University of Ottawa.

Timely resources

ChatGPT

 

The launch last November of the latest version of OpenAI's ChatGPT application has created unprecedented media hype. What makes this tool so different is the breadth of its capabilities, which range from providing an immediate answer to a simple, factual question to writing essays and generating computer code. Over 100 million users have tested the application in just a few months.

Want to learn more? Check out the resources we have selected for you!

Does ChatGPT Change.. Everything | The Agenda

Date: January 16, 2023
Duration: 31:53 min

What is Chat GPT? OpenA1’s Chat GPT Explained

Date: December 14, 2022
Duration: 9:16 min

 

Feature articles

ChatGPT: Everything you need to know about OpenAI's GPT-3 tool

Alex Hughes
BBC Science Focus – February 2, 2023

Will ChatGPT supplant us as writers, thinkers?

Alvin Powell The Harvard Gazette – February 14, 2023 

How ChatGPT Could Transform Higher Education 

Katie Metzler & ChatGPT
Social Science Space – December 7, 2022

  See the complete list of selected articles on ChatGPT

Discussion

What are your thoughts on AI? How do you think it will continue to impact our society in the future? Share your opinions and ideas below!

FAQ for professors

There is also an AI FAQ for students on the Academic Integrity for Students webpage (last section of the page).

While many generative AI systems have recently become available, ChatGPT is currently the most prominent, garnering worldwide media attention. This AI tool uses predictive technology to create or revise texts, including essays, computer code, lesson plans, poems, reports and letters. The products created are generally of good quality, although they may contain inaccuracies. We encourage you to try the system to test its capabilities and limitations.

In this FAQ, ChatGPT refers to the free, online AI chat system that uses OpenAI GPT technology. It is just one of several generative AI tools currently available.

Click on a question below to see the answer...

The faculty FAQ on AI - ChatGPT above was created by the University of Toronto and adapted by the TLSS team.