Teaching Strategies and Techniques

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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Changing the AI Narrative: Embracing Defiant Optimism

Since January, I have led multiple faculty development sessions on generative AI for faculty at my university. Attitudes from faculty at these events have ranged from concerned to frustrated, overwhelmed to worried, as well as a sense of grim resignation (to be fair, there were

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Can Student Chat during Class Be a Good Thing?

The ubiquitous cell phone and laptop have made student chat a common part of live classes, much to the consternation of instructors. Not only does it distract the teacher, but studies prove the common-sense intuition that distractions undermine learning (Blasiman et al., 2018). But a

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