Teaching students to work alongside AI: Editorial


Instead of prohibiting the use of tools like ChatGPT in the postsecondary classroom, educators can teach their students to work alongside–rather than compete with–artificial intelligence (AI), writes Nadir Yilmaz (Howard University) for eCampusNews. Yilmaz reflects on how Howard University integrates generative design tools into its mechanical engineering curriculum. The author explains that while ChatGPT provides a single answer (that is not guaranteed to be accurate), generative design tools provide countless answers that can influence students’ consideration of design. Therefore, the writer underlines, these AI generative design tools help to broaden the students’ minds and enhance their critical thinking skills, thereby preparing them for the future demands of the workforce.

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