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An article addressing the key issues with ChatGPT for education and how an LMS can address these issues

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ChatGPT, a powerful conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot, has the potential to revolutionise various industries, including education. Its ability to search large databases and produce well-written essays, legal briefs and computer code has made it one of the most advanced AI chatbots available to the general public.

So what's your Learning Management System doing to address this new disruptive technology making its way into education?

What is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT is a sophisticated language model that can generate human-like text. It can be used in education to assist with writing assignments, research projects, and language learning. Furthermore, it can also be used as a tool for student engagement by providing a conversational partner for language practice.

Previously institutions could use tools such as Turnitin could be used to address plagiarism across internal assessment but because ChatGPT works like human mind generating new material each time this creates questions around authentic assessment.

Embracing ChatGPT in education

"Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow." - William Pollard

Ammonite acknowledges the potential of GPT-3 models like ChatGPT as a valuable tool for students, while some organisations and educational institutions have decided to block student access to it or have increased usage of supervised assessments completed with pen and paper due to concerns about academic integrity.

We believe in innovation

Ammonite has a reputation for implementing innovative technologies in the education sector, such as implementing QR codes on certificates and Statements of Attainment and using cameras/webcams to verify student authenticity. Our assessment authenticity, validity, and reliability tools are among the best in the industry, demonstrating our commitment to advancing education through technology.

Welcoming ChatGPT rather than moving back to pen and paper face to face exams

To address concerns about using AI chatbots to cheat, Ammonite has developed new technologies such as dynamically generated, timed and video recorded summative assessments that prevent students from using external tools during the assessment. Like all of our assessment instruments, this new technology is customisable and flexible and eliminates the need to reintroduce archaic assessment methods.

Is your education institution happy with your LMS and what is is providing? Are they embracing change or turning away from it?

Contact our friendly team with your questions.