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with John Warner ((author of the Just Visiting blog on Inside Higher Ed, which has recently hosted a number of columns about AI and writing; also author of Why They Can't Write: Killing the Five-Paragraph Essay and Other Necessities and The Writer's Practice: Building Confidence in Your Nonfiction Writing)

ChatGPT is yet another tool to be aware of but not afraid of. It presents you with an opportunity to reflect on your values as a teacher and how your assignments enact those values. In this workshop you will be asked to explore the values you have for your discipline and your course and then  consider what you value in your assignments. If you want students to learn to think in your discipline, what are the implications for your writing assignment design? What is the purpose of what you assign? The workshop will remind us that ChatGPT is not writing, it is a pattern-matching, syntax-generating machine.  ChatGPT does not understand truth or evaluate for accuracy. If you understand the patterns it enacts and consider what you are asking for in your assignments, you can design assignments that encourage creativity, learning, and communication in the service of becoming an educated person. This workshop will encourage you to keep your focus on teaching and learning, which are Miami values.

Sessions will be capped at 40 participants.

  • When: Monday, February 27
    • Session 1: 10:05 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. (RSVP Here)
    • Session 2: 11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (RSVP here)
  • Where: Zoom
  • Austin James White
  • Ollie Morris Gilliland

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