Schools need assistance to bring ChatGPT into education

At the end of last week a document arose in the website of Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) that was headlined Schools found to be unprepared for impact of ChatGPT on education which can be found here and they start with the words

Schools are unprepared for the impact of ChatGPT on teaching and learning, computing teachers have said. Research conducted by BCS, the chartered institute for IT, found that 62 per cent of professionals believe that chatbots like ChatGPT will make it harder to mark students’ work fairly.

and they go on to say

The majority (56 per cent) of the 124 computing teachers in the BCS study did not think their school had a plan to manage incoming use of ChatGPT by pupils, while 33 per cent said early discussions had taken place and a further 11 per cent said a plan was being formed.

The BBC had focused on ChatGPT back on the early part of December with a piece entitled ChatGPT: New AI chatbot has everyone talking to it and their piece here begins with the text

A new chatbot has passed one million users in less than a week, the project behind it says.

ChatGPT was publicly released on Wednesday by OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research firm whose founders included Elon Musk. But the company warns it can produce problematic answers and exhibit biased behaviour. Open AI says it’s “eager to collect user feedback to aid our ongoing work to improve this system”. ChatGPT is the latest in a series of AIs which the firm refers to as GPTs, an acronym which stands for Generative Pre-Trained Transformer. To develop the system, an early version was fine-tuned through conversations with human trainers.

There is a website in OpenAl here which introduces ChatGPT and they begin with

Introducing ChatGPT

We’ve trained a model called ChatGPT which interacts in a conversational way. The dialogue format makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests. and one of their links is here

Read about ChatGPT Plus

Clearly a great deal of assistance will be needed for Schools if they can introduce ChatGPT into their education provision.

About ianchisnall

I am passionate about the need for public policies to be made accessible to everyone, especially those who want to improve the wellbeing of their communities. I am particularly interested in issues related to crime and policing as well as health services and strategic planning.
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