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What Is Generative AI, How Does It Work, and What Is It Good For (& Not So Good For)?
- An AI Engineer’s Guide to Machine Learning and Generative AI Want to take a dive into generative AI? This is a great primer for non-tech people. (Medium; Oct. 3, 2023)
- FAQ about Generative AI: A Great Place to Start
- Want to Know the AI Lingo? Learn the Basics, From NLP to Neural Networks (WSJ; Oct. 15, 2023); If you hit a paywall, try this link from the Sojourner Truth Library: Want to Know the AI Lingo?
- Geeky Gadgets: ChatGPT Glossary
- The Best Explanation of Transformer Models(part of what generative AI is built upon) for non-techies. Thank you Financial Times!
- The Benefits and Limitations of Generative AI: Harvard Experts Answer Your Questions
Generative AI: Education, Government & Corporate Projects/Resources
- **New**: SUNY FACT2 Guide to Optimizing AI in Higher Education
- **New**The AI Education ProjectThe AI Education Project is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that creates equitable learning experiences that excite and empower students everywhere with AI literacy. We believe that everyone—especially those who are likely to be disproportionately impacted by AI systems—should have access to the conceptual knowledge and skills they need to thrive as workers, creators, consumers, and citizens.
- AI Alliance According to Forbes, the alliance is a “consortium of leading organizations spanning various sectors—industry, academia, research, startups, and government–united in their commitment to fostering open innovation and open science in AI.” Dartmouth and NYU are among the academic members. Public launch in Dec. 2023.
- US Department of Education: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Teaching and Learning
- UNESCO: ChatGPT and Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education
- Russell Group Principles on the Use of Generative AI Tools in Education Downloadable PDF. (The Russell Group is comprised of 24 public research universities in the UK, with its main office in Cambridge.)
- Teaching with AI: Open AI
- Tyton Partners: Generative AI in Education
- WAC Clearinghouse: AI Text Generators and Teaching Writing: Starting Points for Inquiry
- University Professional and Continuing Education Assn: Resource Site
“I Think I Maybe Want to Try Out Generative AI in the Classroom—Where Do I Start?”
- AI for Education This website for an educational consulting group contains wonderful resources, including a free course you can sign up for that introduces instructors to AI in the classroom. You can also sign up for the newsletter.
Wharton Interactive Crash Course: Practical AI for Instructors & Students: Part 1 of a 5-Part Series (Find the Rest on YouTube):
- Are Your Students Ready for AI?: Harvard Business Publishing
- A One-Stop Overview for Educators (Ethan Mollick’s Student Use Cases and Resources)
- **New** An Opinionated Guide to Which AI to Use: ChatGPT Anniversary Edition (another Ethan Mollick resource)
- 10 Easy to Follow Prompt Engineering Hacks from an expert on Medium
- 101 Creative Ideas on Using AI in Education This really useful OER document provides concrete ideas for integrating generative AI in your classes. Some of the ideas are more suitable for younger students, but you will likely find useful material.
- How to Cheat on Your Final Paper: Assigning AI for Student Writing Want to encourage your students to think about how generative AI might be useful as well as the ethical implications of using generative AI when writing a paper? This paper shares an assignment that achieved these goals. Take a look.
- Complete Guide to Building Customized GPTs with ChatGPT Yes! And you don’t need to code. But the article is behind a Medium paywall. Not to fret if you do not have a membership. Other guides are available via Google searches.
How can generative AI make my life easier?
- Six Ways to Use ChatGPT to Save Time (for Educators)
- 50 Time-Saving ChatGPT Prompts for Teachers Mainly for K-12 educators but may spark ideas.
- Free AI Teaching Assistant and AI Tutor Powered by ChatGPT Just want to try out an AI tool? Give this one a try. It can create multiple-choice quizzes, syllabi, and interactive lessons.
Teaching Resources Created by Other Campuses:
- Learning With AI initiative from the University of Maine
- AI: Considerations for Teaching and Learning from Ohio State
- Sample Syllabi Statements (a Google Doc with sample AI statements from around the world)
- Brandeis University: Syllabus Statement Collection
- How to Use AI to Do Stuff: An Opinionated Guide by Ethan Mollick, a distinguished faculty scholar at Wharton (UPenn) Note: Date sensitive of course! (July 15)
- Lib Guide to AI for Instructors by the University of Arizona
- Lib Guide to AI for Students by the University of Arizona
- Montclair State
- University of Pittsburgh
- University of Calgary
- FAQ: ChatGPT in the Classroom: (Arizona State)
- Washington University in St. Louis
- Bloom’s Taxonomy Revised with AI Included
Great Blogs by AI/Ed Tech Experts
- One Useful Thing by Ethan Mollick
- Dr. Phil’s Newsletter by Phillipa Harmdan
- AI + Education = Simplified by Lance Eaton
- AutomatedED: Teaching Better with Tech by Caleb Ontiveros and Graham Clay
- Bryan’s Substack by Bryan Alexander
- Facebook Group: Higher Ed Discussions of AI Writing
- Facebook Group: ChatGPT and Other AI in the Higher Ed Classroom and Workspace
LinkedIn Learning AI Courses (Offered Through SUNY New Paltz subscription to LinkedIn Learning)
LinkedIn Learning has several AI course offerings. SUNY New Paltz faculty and staff have free access to these courses through: my.newpaltz.edu. Take a look.
More Resources, Including Current Scholarly Journal and Professional Journal Articles