Learning from Learners: Student Use of AI

Credit: iStock.com/Shutthiphong Chandaeng
Credit: iStock.com/Shutthiphong Chandaeng
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 stance and what it meant for the large business communication course (around 400 students) I was teaching and leading: Would I take a tough stance and tell the students not to use generative AI? Acknowledge that the students were already using it and therefore should focus on citing it? Or could I turn student declarations into a learning opportunity for me and my teaching team?

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