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ChatGPT is Coming for Us All! (Or not.): The Ethics and Effective use of Artificial Intelligence in Education

ChatGPT is Coming for Us All! (Or not.): The Ethics and Effective use of Artificial Intelligence in Education

  • Introduction to ChatGPT and Similar Tools: A walkthrough of the prominent features and capabilities of ChatGPT and its counterparts. This will give attendees a firsthand understanding of what the technology can and cannot do. 
  • Ethical Implications: Discussion on potential misuse, such as plagiarizing, paper generation, and other academic integrity violations. An exploration of the blurred lines between AI-assisted learning and AI-dependent learning will be highlighted. 
  • Discussion with attendees: Outlining strategies that can be employed by educators and institutions to: Educate students about ethical AI usage; implement policy changes that account for the use and misuse of AI writing aids; modify assessment methods to ensure genuine student understanding and reduce over-reliance on AI.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Educators and administrators will gain an in-depth understanding of AI tools, learning their capabilities and limitations in the context of modern education.

2. The presentation will highlight the ethical challenges and potential academic integrity issues posed by AI in education, emphasizing the importance of responsible usage.

3. Attendees will leave with practical strategies and policies to effectively integrate AI into educational settings, ensuring it enhances learning without compromising academic integrity.

Christian Moriarty

Professor of Ethics and Law; Executive Board Member and Treasurer

St. Petersburg College; International Center for Academic Integrity

Christian Moriarty is a Professor of Ethics and Law with the Applied Ethics Institute at St. Petersburg College, a public community college in St. Petersburg, Florida. Professor Moriarty received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Sciences at the University of South Florida, his Master’s degree in Bioethics from USF, his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, and is a licensed attorney with the Florida Bar. He teaches Applied Ethics, Medical Ethics, Business Ethics, Legal Ethics, Business Law, and Art Law. He researches and presents on such subjects as academic integrity, emerging technology ethics, using humor and empathy in the classroom, and higher education law and ethics. Professor Moriarty serves on the Executive Board and is Treasurer of the International Center for Academic Integrity.

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