Teaching Strategies and Techniques

Chat GPT on Campus One Year Out: A View from the Faculty

We’ve now had ChatGPT in our lives for just over a year, but according to commentators, AI has left higher ed in ruin. Emerging from the rubble are panicked professors with a sole “assignment”—to prevent AI from sowing chaos this year. Others foresee AI instigating

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AI Tutoring Tools for Improving Learning

Higher education recognizes the importance of tutoring support to improve student success and retention. But human tutoring is costly and available only when tutors are scheduled. This is why AI tutoring is a rapidly expanding area of education. These systems provide tutoring where and when

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Practical Strategies for Excellent Classroom Discussions

Current global events, including a rise in nationalistic rhetoric, have put pressure on faculty from all disciplines to be able to facilitate discussions without disenfranchising or excluding any students. I’ve been teaching discussion-based courses for 25 years, and my own methods have evolved and grown,

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AI Feedback on Your Teaching

Many years ago my wife sat in on one of my face-to-face classes to observe my teaching. I was surprised to hear about things I did not know I was doing, such as saying OK every couple of minutes and making puzzled expressions. This showed

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Beyond Text: AI Tools for Making Images, Videos, Audio, and Study Aids

We associate artificial intelligence with text-generating systems like ChatGPT. But AI can also produce content in a variety of digital formats, including images, videos, and audio. These tools allow instructors and instructional designers to create custom content that enriches their online courses without high-level technical

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Audio and Video Content Made Easy with Descript

As widely used communications media, videos and podcasts should be at the heart of any online class. The problem is that it is nearly impossible to make mistake-free videos and podcasts—at least if you speak off the cuff, as people who make a lot of

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AI Tools for Adding Interactions to Your Learning Material

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has produced a plentitude of apps to help faculty develop lesson content. But it can also create student interactions for that content. This is important as reflection on content is critical for retention. Prompts for that reflection can be as simple as

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