AI in Higher Ed

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming more pervasive in our everyday lives and now with the release of ChatGPT and other online apps that can write papers and do many other incredible things, this page will serve as a resource to keep you up to date on what’s happening in this area, particularly as it pertains to higher ed.


ChatGPT is a new AI (Artificial Intelligence) chatbot released by OpenAI in November. “GPT” is short for “Generative Pre-training Transformer”, a language model that was developed specifically for generating human-like text in a conversational context. It is designed to generate readable text on demand. You tell ChatGPT what you want to write about and it will generate a paper for you based on your request criteria. (Your students may have already discovered it, so it’s worth keeping an eye out!)

You can read more about it and even try it for free at

Check out the Resources about ChatGPT Google doc compiled by the Endicott Center for Teaching and Learning (ECTL).

You can also check out this AI in Education Google doc created by Daniel Stanford and edited by members of the POD Network. Daniel is an instructional designer and award-winning creator of professional development content focusing on more effective online and face-to-face teaching.

Plagiarism checkers like Turnitin are already working on ways to check for papers written by AI apps like ChatGPT. You can read more about this and watch a video about their upcoming release here. We’ll publish the release date and/or other info as it becomes available on this site.

This spring the ECTL will be organizing a “Learning Circle” to meet regularly to discuss the impact of AI on Higher Education. Fill out his form to join the learning circle.