ChatGPT and education
Since the launch of ChatGPT in early December, the digital world has been upside down. Ben van den Burg mentioned in the podcast De Technoloog, 2022 was the year of artificial intelligence (AI) culminating in the launch of ChatGPT. ChatGPT is hugely popular and had 1 million users within 6 days (for comparison, it took 74 days with the iPhone) and has also received plenty of media attention. From the first jubilant stories with Alexander Klöpping to all kinds of philosophical and political perspectives arguing that these kinds of powerful tools should be restricted. In any case, ChatGPT has awakened many people to the possibilities that AI already offers, and we have moved from the slow age into the sudden age this year, as I argued in an opinion piece in the Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad on December 27, 2022. One of the sectors that has had a rude awakening is education and there people are currently busy thinking about how to deal with these developments and a question posed to me on Twitter about how you as a teacher should deal with this has made me decide to write this blog in which I give an overview of helpful resources that have been written about this in recent weeks.
Wat zijn jouw ideeën hoe je hier als docent mee om kunt gaan? Hoe voorkom je fraude? Hoe zet je het op een goede manier in?
— Geert de Korte (@Geert_de_Korte) December 28, 2022
In the table below you will find an overview of all the resources I am currently aware of and I will update this table with new links in the coming weeks as soon as I come across them in my network. If you yourself are missing any interesting links please do not hesitate to share them with me.
Primary and secondary education
Kennisnet is an organization that recognized early on that there would be a lot of questions about ChatGPT in education and they already have some useful resources available
- Blog on what ChatGPT is and an analysis to what extent it will become a game-changer for education.
- Webinar on Feb. 16, 2023 where they discuss in more detail the impact of ChatGPT on primary and secondary education.
- Advisor data and ethics Remco Pijpers writes about this regularly on Linkedin.
MBO, HBO and WO
Here are some resources for MBO, HBO and WO.
- Overview of various articles, discussions and examples of ChatGPT in education on the SURF website.
- Podcast series ‘ChatGPT and education‘ created by Erdinç Saçan and his colleagues at Fontys Universities of Applied Sciences.
- ‘How do you deal with ChatGPT‘ as a teacher from a didactic point of view? Good blog post on the website of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
- Knowledge session on ChatGPT from the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Jan. 24 at 3 p.m.
- Chatbot, are you still relevant as a teacher? – blog by Prof Maretha de Jonge, professor of Education & Child Studies, at Leiden University
- ChatGPT shakes up education: ‘Time for meaningful dialogue’ – interview with AI researcher Erdinç Saçan of Fontys.
- Students build detector for ChatGPT texts – article in Trouw
- AI in Education – overview page from the University of Groningen for higher education teachers on what AI (i.e., not just ChatGPT) can do for education.
- ‘Don’t turn students into parrots’ – opinion piece by Prof José van Dijck of the UU in the FD on why the process of writing is more important than the final product and the role of ChatGPT in this.
In this section several sources looking at ChatGPT from different (academic) perspectives
- ChatGPT a celebration of self-recognition. Interesting perspective from sociologist Siri Beerends in which she argues that we are becoming more and more like the computer instead of the other way around.
- The college essay is dead. Essay in the Atlantic declaring existing test forms dead.
- Student builds GPTzero, a plagiarism checker for ChatGPT. Article in Emerce and link to GPTzero.
- New York City public schools ban use of ChatGPT on school computers (Engadget article Jan. 7, 2023)
- ChatGPT is the mirror of our times – interesting essay on Nautilus how AI holds up a mirror to us of who we are (not) as humans.
- Teacher gives school assignments directly to ChatGPT – De Speld 😃
- Why teachers should embrace ChatGPT – philosopher Hans Schnitzler on NPO Radio1
- Critical comments on ChatGPT – article on Marketingfacts! written by Sander Duivestein
- Lots more new AI software coming – review article by Laurens Verhagen in the Feb. 4 Volkskrant newspaper
- We are all in danger of becoming dumber – article from Belgian magazine Knack
- ‘ChatGPT is a data privacy nightmare’ – article in Ars Technica
- ‘A categorical archive of ChatGPT failures’ – preprint of paper by Borji et al. on ArxivTranslated with DeepL