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AI Learning Tools: Where is PCT @ Right Now

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We're looking for professional development ideas from you, our Penn College Faculty! Please consider sharing what you've done with ChatGPT or another AI-learning tool to inspire others on our campus. Send your ideas to 
jflynn@pct.edu.

Any additions to this guide or other questions about AI-learning, please contact refdesk@pct.edu .

Information for Faculty

The librarians at the Madigan Library have developed this resource page to help faculty learn about generative AI tools like ChatGPT, their capabilities, and how they can plan their teaching in consideration of the emergence of these tools.  Because of the constant evolution of generative AI tools, this site will be updated as-needed to reflect those changes.

If you have questions, propose a resource be added to this page, or have created an assignment that integrates generative AI, please contact us at refdesk@pct.edu.

What can ChatGPT and other generative AI tools do?

Generative AI tools can:

  • Respond to prompts and questions
  • Summarize and synthesize information
  • Revise and edit content
  • Generate creative works like musical compositions, stories, jokes, and poems
  • Write and correct code
  • Manipulate data
  • Play games

Professional Development @ Penn College

Presented Dec. 2023 by Dan Clasby, Assistant Dean of Academic Operations; Tina Evans, Associate Professor of Applied Health Studies; and Anthony Pace, Associate Vice President for Enrollment & Academic Operations.

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Presented Dec. 2023 by Jessica Oberlin, Librarian, Information Tech Initiatives; Tina Evans, Associate Professor of Applied Health Studies; Joshua Young, Learning Systems Administrator; and Summer Bukeavich, Faculty, Business Administration/Management & Marketing.

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Learn More About AI Tools Like ChatGPT

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI and launched in November 2022.  It generates human-like text based on the input it is given.  GPT-4, the newest OpenAI model, was released on March 14, 2023.  Similar generative AI tools are QuillBot, an AI-powered paraphrasing tool, and DALL·E 2, an AI system that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language.

What are the limitations of tools like ChatGPT?

Generative AI tools are constantly learning and evolving but, as of the date of this publication, some limitations include:

  • Inability to consistently integrate real research into text. ChatGPT can produce text with a reference list, but the references often do not correspond to the text created or are fake citations made of a mix of real publication information from multiple sources.
  • Inability to respond to prompts or questions about recent events. ChatGPT’s was trained using data from up to 2021.
  • Creating potentially incorrect, oversimplified, unsophisticated, or biased responses to questions or prompts.

Page Attribution

The information on this guide is used with permission from the University of Pittsburgh's University Center for Teaching and Learning, as it was accessed on March 27, 2023.