We'll Be AI-Right: Working Through and With the Generative AI Moment

Friday, December 1 from 12:30-2:00 (virtual)

A year has passed since ChatGPT made its debut and while so many things feel different, there’s still so much that hasn’t changed.  In this conversation, Lance Eaton will pose the questions of what have we learned from this past year, where are we now, and where are we going.  In collaboration with attendees, we’ll consider what are the things we know we can do as we navigate the emergence of generative artificial intelligence and what are the things we still need to figure out.  The result will be a discussion that may raise more questions than answers while simultaneously offering participants tangible ways to move forward in their teaching practice. This session will be relevant for a range of UConn community members, from those who teach introductory through graduate-level courses across the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and professional schools, as well as all who provide academic resources and support to students.

Session participants will:

  • discuss the concerns and benefits of generative AI in general and as they relate to teaching and learning.
  • articulate the present practical usages for generative AI in their administrative and teaching work.
  • create and utilize prompts with generative AI to impact teaching, learning, and administrative work.
  • develop strategies for navigating challenges and concerns about the use of generative AI in teaching and learning.
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  • Register for the session here.

Brief Bio

Lance Eaton headshotLance Eaton is the Director of Faculty Development & Innovation at College Unbound, a part-time instructor at North Shore Community College, and a PhD student at the University of Massachusetts, Boston with a dissertation that focuses on how scholars engage in academic piracy. His work engages with the possibility of digital tools for expanding teaching and learning communities while considering the various deep issues and questions that educational technologies open up for students, faculty, and higher ed as a whole. He has given talks, written about, and presented at conferences on artificial intelligence generative tools in education, academic piracy, open access, OER, open pedagogy, hybrid flexible learning, and digital service-learning. His musings, reflections, and ramblings on AI & Education can be found at: https://aiedusimplified.substack.com/