Who's Down with ChatGPT?

"As we continue to advance in technology, it is essential that we keep up with the latest innovations and tools available to us. One such tool that has gained a lot of attention in recent years is Chat GPT - a large language model trained by OpenAI, based on the GPT-3.5 architecture.

ChatGPT is an AI chatbot that is capable of engaging in conversations with users in a human-like manner. It has been trained on a massive dataset of human language, making it capable of understanding and generating responses that are contextually relevant and accurate."

Ok, true confession, I didn't write that! That was ONLY the first two paragraphs Chat Gpt created for me within MOMENTS when I typed in, "create a discussion post for adult education about chatgpt". 

I know my initial thoughts about ChatGPT include it's a gamechanger, it has already saved me countless hours developing outlines for presentations, and overall it blows my mind! On the other hand, it's crazy scary, which is why I want to start a LINCS Chat GPT Discussion series!

  • Have you tried GPT? What are your initial thoughts?
  • Love it or hate it so far? WHY?

Let's get the Adult Ed world talking about "Who's Down with ChatGPT?"!



Dear  Ashly and All,

My knowledge of ChatGPT is limited. I've read articles about it, but I need more input and understanding.
It is certainly a new technological innovation and it can be useful in education if used properly. Like other innovations, it can also be practical outside classrooms. At the same, the concerns are understandable like depending on  ChatGPT fully to help with essay writing, encouraging plagiarism, doing less non-online reading, and so forth.

I'd say before teachers and educational institutions implement it or not, educators can explore it more. It will bring forth further answers to concerns. I will read more about it and hear what the field of education (from students, teachers, and others) is saying about it...Thank you, Ashly, for posting and sharing the link.

Best to all,
ESOL/Digital Literacy Instructor

I've been hearing quite a lot about ChatGPT lately and it is definitely worth looking at. I tested it to see what it would do for a few vocabulary exercises for me. I asked it to generate a story using words with certain suffixes. I gave it a setting and characters and it quickly generated a story for me. When asked for a list of words with 3 different prefixes it generated a list right away, but interestingly enough, one of the words on the list did not meet the criteria I gave it. It's good, but it does make errors!

I think it can be a very useful tool for teachers in planning lessons and developing activities.