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Leveraging Generative AI for Effective Rubric Development

Rubrics have been indispensable in education for providing clarity on performance expectations, consistency in grading, and detailed feedback to students. Generative AI has revolutionized rubric development, offering higher education instructors new opportunities to enhance their teaching and assessment practices. As AI continues to evolve, it

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Creating an OER Textbook with Artificial Intelligence

Many of us would like to have a textbook tailored to our specific course, but since publishers cannot produce individualized textbooks, we often settle for the best available choice. Sometimes, we need more than one text to meet all the learning objectives we want our

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Exploring AI Mentors

Have you activated your own AI companion yet? Not sure how to explain a certain concept in class? Having trouble coming up with a new assignment? Feeling burnt out, exhausted, creatively dry, or a loss of excitement for your job? Maybe a short spell with

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How to Craft Prompts for AI

Crafting effective AI prompts figures to be one of the most important skills students will need in their professional lives. Instructors can prepare students for postcollegiate success by learning and teaching the basic principles of AI prompt creation.

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Exercises for Teaching Students about AI

“Come to class today, and you’ll fight robots,” I emailed my students before their senior seminar class in political science last year. By “robots” I meant AI bots, and the lesson would teach students about how to use AI through three different activities. The idea

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AI-Driven Quiz Creation with Quizizz

Quizizz has long been a popular app for developing and delivering quizzes to students, and like many apps, it has received major upgrades with the integration of generative AI. These upgrades save instructors time and can personalize learning for each student.

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Learning from Learners: Student Use of AI

When educators talk about AI, they seem to fall into one of two camps: one that is vehemently against the use of it in education and another that acknowledges its growing influence and agrees that the way we teach must change. I pondered my own

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AI Lesson Development with Diffit

There are now AI resources to help instructors through all steps of lesson development, from crafting lesson outlines with ChatGPT to creating assessments with QuestionWell. Now Diffit has come along to provide a start-to-finish resource for creating lessons. While instructors are likely to edit the

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An AI Resource for Better Reading Comprehension

Many of us would like to assume that students who complete an assigned reading must thereby understand it. But students often get far less out of a reading than we might hope. For one, students lack the background understanding in the field that plays a

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