“It will be difficult to make an entire class completely ChatGPT cheatproof. But we can at least make it harder for students to use it to cheat.” (I’m reposting this to encourage those teaching philosophy courses to share what they are doing differently this semester so as to teach effectively in a world in which their students have access to ChatGPT. It was originally published on January 4th.)
That’s Julia Staffel (University of Colorado, Boulder) in a helpful video she has put together on ChatGPT and its impact on teaching philosophy. In it, she explains what ChatGPT is, demonstrates how it can be used by students to cheat in ways that are difficult to detect, and discusses what we might do about it. You can watch it below:
See our previous discussions on the topic:
Conversation Starter: Teaching Philosophy in an Age of Large Language Models
If You Can’t Beat Them, Join Them: GPT-3 Edition
Oral Exams in Undergrad Courses?
Talking Philosophy with ChatGPT
Philosophers On GPT-3 (updated with replies by GPT-3)