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.

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


Here are some resources for MBO, HBO and WO.

Various sources

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