Adapting to the disruption brought by AI technology such as ChatGPT


In a new article from the University of Waterloo, UWaterloo Professor Dr Marcel O’Gorman comments on ChatGPT and how it has impacted education. Much of the conversation around ChatGPT tends to revolve around the “disruption” it has brought with it, and O’Gorman encourages educators to consider both the benefits and potential negative effects of that disruption. In the classroom, O’Gorman explains that there are straightforward solutions to student abuse of the ChatGPT tool, such as adapting assessments to have students create something based on coursework and then analyze and evaluate what they have made. “You can’t ChatGPT that, because it’s a unique object in the world and students are doing novel work,” says O’Gorman.