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GTx: AI for Teacher Assistance

Learn how artificial intelligence can be an assistant not only to students, but also to teachers.

AI for Teacher Assistance
4 weeks
3–4 hours per week
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Starts Apr 15

About this course

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Conversational AI tools like ChatGPT have taken the world by storm, and education is one of the biggest areas for potential impact.

In this course, educators will learn about the enormous potential these technologies have to impact education—even if students never use them directly. This course will focus on how AI can help teachers perform routine tasks more efficiently or offer up new activities that would have been impossible without artificial intelligence.

This course breaks conversational AI assistance for teachers into three phases of teaching: course creation, course delivery, and course enhancement.

Course creation focuses on how AI can help with tasks before students ever enter or log into our classrooms, such as writing and adapting lesson plans, developing schedules, seeding class activities, and authoring course assessments.

Course delivery then shifts to how AI can help us interact with our students more efficiently, such as treating the AI as a surrogate student to anticipate possible questions to having AI help author repeated feedback so that the 25th essay we evaluate receives feedback just as strong as the 1st.

Course enhancement then turns to how AI can help make our courses better than ever before, through expanded efforts for localization and accessibility, enhanced strategies for assessment, and rapid response content development.

At the end, you will come away aware that the greatest potential for AI to impact education comes in its ability to help teachers—as well as an understanding of how to use it to help you.

At a glance

  • Institution: GTx
  • Subject: Education & Teacher Training
  • Level: Introductory
  • Prerequisites:

    This course has no prerequisite content and can be taken in any order with the other courses in this series.

  • Language: English
  • Video Transcript: English
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What you'll learn

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  • Basics of conversational AI tools like ChatGPT, including their strengths and weaknesses.
  • AI for course creation, such as authoring lesson plans and creating variations on course assessments.
  • AI for course delivery, such as authoring individual feedback and supporting routine communications.
  • AI for course enhancement, such as developing rapid response content based on real-world events and enhancing assessment to your individual context.

Week 1: Fundamentals of Conversational AI Learn the fundamental components of conversational AI tools like ChatGPT, including how they work, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to prompt them for the best results.

Week 2: AI for Course Creation Learn strategies for having AI assist with creating courses, such as planning lessons, adjusting to scheduling constraints, seeding class activities, and creating course assessments.

Week 3: AI for Course Delivery Learn strategies for having AI assist with delivering your course, such as writing routine communications, authoring repeated feedback, and providing an audience for experimenting with instructional strategies.

Week 4: AI for Course Enhancement Learn strategies for using AI to further enhance your course, such as enhancing localization, ensuring accessibility, expanding assessment, and rapidly generating new content.

This course is part of ChatGPT for Educators Professional Certificate Program

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3 months
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