We should teach how to properly use AI instead of banning it, professor says
Classes at Arizona State University start Thursday, and a record number of students are enrolled.
ASU students — and their professors — will all be grappling with the new, technological reality that the dawn of AI has brought to education.
As ChatGPT and its ability to write a pretty good college paper has become a reality, educators have been trying to figure out how to deal with it. Several of the nation’s largest school districts have already banned it, and many teachers and professors are trying to catch students using it to do their work for them.
But Mina Johnson-Glenberg said there's no point in trying to stop it now.
Johnson-Glenberg is an associate research professor in the department of psychology at ASU and a member of the newly formed Learning Engineering Institute there. She and other professors at ASU have been getting together for the last year or so to try to figure out how to address AI in the classroom.
Her advice? There’s no use trying to stop this technology now that it’s out there. Instead, she told The Show, it’s time to teach students how to use it well.