Geoff Cain
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Most of the instructional design materials on the internet are outdated or just wrong (do you want your MD using 30 yr old theories about how the body works?). Why do we want advice on instructional design or "rough drafts" from ChatGPT when its data set is hella suspect and not backed up by any research or citations?

2 days ago
Geoff Cain
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I don't get these articles that say things like "19 ways to use ChatGPT in your classroom." Didn't we learn ANYTHING from the Web 2.0 years? That was when instructors would use anything because it was new, shiny, and free(mium) despite not protecting student data, addressing accessibility, or intellectual property issues. AI is not going to fix anything that is currently broken in education.

2 days ago
Geoff Cain
geoffcain@mastodon.social

Gathering visual syllabi as examples for faculty. If you have some favorites, feel free to pass them along.

3 days ago
Geoff Cain
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It is important that we understand exactly what is to understand that it does not "think" or "create" and that it is an expression its creators' bias and prejudices. It is meant to create the illusion that it is an entity that "knows" what it is talking about; therefore, it appears to be only as "smart" as a your average politician or timeshare salesperson. Jill Walker-Rettberg outlines its creation well: jilltxt.net/right-now-chatgpt-

January 30, 2023
Geoff Cain
geoffcain@mastodon.social

@econproph @JamesGG @BenPatrickWill "Be aware" sounds like a typical flaccid outcome from ChatGPT. The demise of philosophy depts and the humanities in general means that these programmers are missing a lot of basic definitions including ethics, intelligence, knowledge vs information, art, creation, learning, etc.

January 28, 2023
Geoff Cain
geoffcain@mastodon.social

@oldaily Elon Musk is a founder of OpenAI which owns ChatGPT and the reason it is polite about the Quran is the result of an alteration of the algorithm to mask what it would really regurgitate.

January 26, 2023
Geoff Cain
geoffcain@mastodon.social

@Downes @veletsianos We were talking about the comment I left on his blog post here: veletsianos.com/2023/01/23/ai-

January 26, 2023
Geoff Cain
geoffcain@mastodon.social

@veletsianos Thanks for posting that - I know how carefully you consider teaching and learning which is why I follow your blog. Unfairly, I was responding more to David's post than your analysis of it. Also, my 62nd birthday is coming up and I am practicing for my new role as eLearning Curmudgeon 🙂

January 25, 2023
Geoff Cain
geoffcain@mastodon.social

@evan PLE = personal learning environment

January 25, 2023
Geoff Cain
geoffcain@mastodon.social

@evan I have a blog and I use Feedly to follow others - this is a critical part of my PLE.

January 25, 2023
Geoff Cain
geoffcain@mastodon.social

Articles are popping up about teaching with as if it is something understood well enough technically and ethically to teach with. It would be like the Cordon Bleu deciding to teach air fryer skills because it's the latest thing and all the kids are crazy for it.

January 24, 2023