ChatGPT and education:
Just two months after its release, in November 2022, ChatGPT reached over 100 million users in January 2023. This, and similar AI chatbots based on LLMs have the potential to permanently transform education, as had been projected in Sir Anthony Seldon’s book : The fourth education revolution.
ChatGPT is a free tool that anyone with a device and internet can use — making it widely accessible, especially for students who, at this point, are all digital natives.
When a human user inputs questions or commands into ChatGPT, the AI processes the text and generates the answer based on the neural network data.
The Indian National missions in education are being guided by Goal4 of the SDGs, the Indian NEP 2020 and the current deliberations of the G-20 education working group. And ChatGPT seems to the right stimulus provided by the technology in analogy to what IBM had done for the US 1880 census operations.
Some education Institutions have hastily reacted by banning or restricting the use of chatGPT to preserve the integrity of the traditional examination, whereas educators should lead by changing the form of examinations and their assessment. Maybe by assessing the questions that a student asks chatGPT.
In addition to the sound pedagogical reasons for treating ChatGPT as an opportunity and not a threat, there are practical ones as well. It simply isn’t feasible to effectively ban access to this technology. Honor code or not, many students will be unable to resist the temptation to seek AI assistance with their writing. And how would an educational institution enforce a ChatGPT ban?
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