Canadian postsecondary institutions monitor ChatGPT usage, consider alternative evaluation methods


Several sources report that Canadian postsecondary education is grappling with the growing use of ChatGPT among their student bases. The two-month-old software can be used as a learning aid, but presents ample opportunity for plagiarism. “This will fundamentally change education,” said University of British Columbia Canada Research Chair in AI Alan Mackworth. University of Waterloo AVP Academics David DeVidi told CTV News that the university is working on a policy that will enable instructors to limit cheating through AI programs. Journal de Québec and Global News shared tactics that faculty at institutions such as Toronto Metropolitan University, Cégep Champlain St Lawrence à Québec, and Cégep Sorel-Tracy are using to discourage students from abusing or relying on ChatGPT, such as drawing students at random to explain their work to the class or using alternative forms of evaluation.

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