All work is group work now: Collaborative learning as a pedagogical and assessment framework for learning with generative AI

One of the main concerns about generative AI is “cheating,” or students getting credit for work they didn’t do. This is actually a problem that collaborative learning has been grappling with for decades. In fact, if you think of generative AI as a collaborator in a group project, there’s actually quite a lot of existing practice … Read more

Teaching Assistants that Actually Assist Instructors with Teaching

Last week I asked a “What if?” question about the way generative AI might change the ways that learners interact with instructional materials like textbooks. This week I’d like to ask another. I’m at the GRAILE workshop on AI and higher education in Denver today, and sitting here in this space I’m hearing things through … Read more

Generative Textbooks – A Brief Example

There was some interest in my post yesterday about what I called “generative textbooks,” but based on people’s comments I don’t know that I explained the idea very clearly. The idea of a “generative textbook” is that, instead of containing instructional content, it provides the learner with a series of prompts they can use to … Read more