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Teaching and Learning with GenAI

Teaching & Learning in the Age of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI)

In the age of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), teaching and learning are undergoing a profound transformation. At the Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning, we’re here to empower educators to embrace generative AI, drive positive change, and be leaders in the evolving world of higher education.

New content is offered every semester. Peruse current offerings and sign up here, or suggest a GenAI training session here.

Past sessions are listed below.

Monthly Spark Talks

Developing AI-Powered Researchers: Integrating Generative AI into College Information Literacy Instruction

Facilitators: Brittany Davis, Heather Beirne, Cindy Judd, and Trenia Napier
Date: March 6, 2024
Description: AI-powered technologies are dramatically influencing how information is produced, shared, and consumed. To effectively and ethically navigate this new, rapidly changing information ecosystem, college students must be equipped with both information literacy and AI literacy. This workshop will explore how to integrate AI literacy into college information literacy instruction, covering key concepts such as:

  • best practices to help students effectively utilize text generators for research, including prompt formulation, iterative querying, and output quality assessment;
  • partnering with instruction librarians to design AI-integrated learning experiences that situate AI interaction and evaluation skills within the research process;
  • active learning activities for thoughtful AI interaction; and
  • critically thinking about misinformation and bias.

Participants will gain a better understanding of how to equip students with the information literacy skills they need to thrive in an AI-driven workplace.
Link to Recording

Writing with AI: Building a Constructive Classroom Culture

Facilitator: Dominic Ashby
Date: February 7, 2024
Description: In my role as the first-year writing coordinator at EKU, I’ve heard instructors share legitimate concerns about the potential negative impact of AI writing tools on students’ learning, including worries about creativity, critical thinking, engagement, and plagiarism. This workshop offers a proactive solution by advocating for the integration of AI into assignments and discussions. Acknowledging AI as a permanent fixture in the professional landscape, this workshop underscores the importance of equipping students with the necessary literacy skills to ethically and effectively utilize AI-assisted tools in ways that promote and support their learning. The workshop guides instructors in establishing a positive classroom tone that encourages constructive AI use and ethical practices, fostering a classroom culture that leverages AI to enhance the learning process rather than circumvent it. By participating in this workshop, attendees will gain valuable insights and practical strategies for the constructive and supportive use of AI writing tools in the classroom, ensuring that AI becomes a facilitator, not a hindrance, to genuine learning experiences.
Link to Recording

From GenAI to GenChem: Catalyzing Course Design Efficiently

Facilitators: Chris Daniel and Lisa Blue
Date: November 1, 2023
Description: The Generative AI landscape has exploded with a plethora of services and solutions aimed at course development and delivery. Amidst cautionary tales and concerns, there is untapped potential for these technologies to streamline mundane, repetitive, and standalone tasks in educational course development. Dive in as Chris Daniel and Lisa Blue explicate a process of employing GenAI tools to efficiently craft an eight-week general chemistry course. Drawing from their firsthand experiences, they will provide insights and seek your feedback toward navigating the intricacies of course design and delivery in this digital age.
Link to Recording

Responsible Content Creation Using Generative AI Tools: A Student’s Guide

Facilitator: Lisa Blue
Date: October 4, 2023
Description: How do Generative AI tools work? What are their strengths and limitations? How can students utilize these tools to responsibly and ethically create their best work while gaining important employability skills? Explore these and other questions during this interactive discussion.
Link to Recording

2023 Fall Teaching Symposium, August 8, 2023

How do GPT-Based Models Work?

Facilitator: Brad Powell
Description: This session we will be discussing the basics of GPT-Based models such as ChatGPT, Bard, and Bing. We will cover what these models are, how they work, and what they can do.
Link to Recording

Constructive Uses of AI for the Instructor

Facilitator: Lisa Blue
Description: It seems that AI has already permeated every aspect of what we do as educators, so it’s time to find ways to use it constructively to free up our time, but also so that we can guide our students on appropriate usage.
Link to Recording

AI as a Teaching Assistant

Facilitator: Brittany Strube
Description: Unlock the potential of AI in the classroom: Dive deep into the benefits, best practices, and resources for leveraging artificial intelligence as a teaching assistant. Perfect for educators seeking to reduce cognitive load with mundane tasks and enhance student engagement and personalize learning.
Link to Recording

Guiding Student Usage of Generative AI

Facilitator: Nedim Slijepcevic
Description: Discuss issues related to the use of Generative AI. Explore alternative methodologies for Learning and Formative Assessment. Explore and exemplify the student use of Generative AI.
Link to Recording

Legal and Ethical Considerations

Facilitator: Emily Jo Davis
Description: This will be an opportunity to discuss policy, detection, and overall student behavior.
Link to Recording

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