Practical tips for using ChatGPT in the classroom: Editorial


In an article for Nature Hong Yang contends that instead of banning large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT, postsecondary educators should integrate them into their teaching practices. The author offers practical tips for doing so, including encouraging teachers to define clear parameters for using ChatGPT in the classroom and to diversify their teaching assessments to avoid plagiarism. Yang also underscores how LLMs can often provide biased, inaccurate representations of marginalized communities and accordingly urges educators to exercise caution while using ChatGPT. “The widespread use of LLMs might exacerbate the over-representation of privileged groups, further marginalizing those who are already under-represented,” argues Yang.