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Teaching Tip: Navigating AI in the Classroom

Ashley Mowreader

Inside Higher Education

Feb 6, 2024

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Generative artificial intelligence tools continue to grow in popularity. Here are four ways faculty members in higher education are teaching about or with AI.

Since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, educators, administrators and other higher education stakeholders have grappled with the implications of generative artificial intelligence on intellectual property, academic integrity and ethical use, among other topics.

While the majority of U.S. students have yet to latch on to the trend, they’re still outpacing their instructors, with a Tyton Partners report in October 2023 finding only 22 percent of faculty members utilize AI.

Among faculty who do use AI, 43 percent are running prompts to understand what their students might be using the tools for, 35 percent are using it to teach and 29 percent are using it for in-class activities, according to the report.