Generative AI Resources

The Centre for Teaching and Learning's series of workshops on Generative AI topics are designed to meet a wide variety of instructor needs. These workshops cover everything from the basics of generative AI technologies to critical reflection on the impact of Generative AI in education, to innovative applications that can enhance teaching and learning.

Upcoming interactive Workshops


Description

This session offers guided exploration of different AI tools, including text-to-text, text-to-image, and other tools of interest to educators. The session will be structured as a series of prompts, activities, and reflections specifically designed to explore possible uses and limitations of AI in course and assessment design. This is participant-driven, and participants will be encouraged to experiment with the tools throughout the session with the support of the session facilitators.


Description

This session gives a broad overview of the nature of Generative AI and implications of using AI for teaching and learning at the post-secondary level. We will cover potential use cases of Generative AI as well as examples of where Generative AI in the classroom is not recommended. Join us to learn more about the benefits and challenges of Generative AI.


Description

The Generative AI Community of Practice is a group of faculty and staff interested in the pedagogical use of generative AI. We discuss strategies and share resources for integrating generative AI into course design, assessment, and learning experiences to support learning objectives and to help students develop practical skills around the use of generative AI. Anyone interested in the educational implications of generative AI is welcome to join us!


Description

This retreat is designed for instructors who are strongly considering or already planning to incorporate Generative AI for any combination of activities or assessments into a course. Join like-minded colleagues to exchange ideas, work through opportunities and challenges, and come away with a well-designed plan for introducing Generative AI as an instructional approach.


Description

In this session, we will provide a brief introduction to Generative AI tools and technology, discuss potential applications for language learning, explore some case studies of how GenAI has been used in language instruction, and spend time collaboratively designing learning activities and/or assessments that can be used in your own teaching. This is a collaborative offering between the Department of Languages and Cultures and the Centre for Teaching and Learning, but any faculty, staff, librarians or others interested in Generative AI in language institution are welcome to join.


Description

Generative AI tools offer a lot of opportunities for supporting student learning. This workshop will explore potential applications of generative AI tools to create more inclusive learning experiences by enhancing accessibility of course materials supporting Universal Design for Learning principles. Participants will explore practical strategies for integrating AI into their teaching practices to support diverse learners.


Description

Generative AI is having a significant impact on how we think about teaching and learning in Higher Education, particularly with regards to Academic Integrity and ethical use. In this session, we will discuss Academic Integrity through a values-based approach to explore practical ways of (re)establishing this culture in light of advances in Generative AI.


Description

The Generative AI Community of Practice is a group of faculty and staff interested in the pedagogical use of generative AI. We discuss strategies and share resources for integrating generative AI into course design, assessment, and learning experiences to support learning objectives and to help students develop practical skills around the use of generative AI. Anyone interested in the educational implications of generative AI is welcome to join us!


Description

The Generative AI Community of Practice is a group of faculty and staff interested in the pedagogical use of generative AI. We discuss strategies and share resources for integrating generative AI into course design, assessment, and learning experiences to support learning objectives and to help students develop practical skills around the use of generative AI. Anyone interested in the educational implications of generative AI is welcome to join us!

How to Register for an Upcoming eLearning Event in Western Connect:

Registration Instructions

Audience

Limited to instructors

  1. Login to Western Connect using your Western username and password.
  2. Go to the Centre for Teaching and Learning section. Select Event Calendar and select the event you wish to register in. Details and a description of the program will appear.
  3. Select the Register for this Event button. If the event has reached capacity, you may have the option to register on the waitlist.
  4. You will receive an automated confirmation email to your Western email account. 

If you have any questions or problems registering for an event, please consult our FAQs or contact ctl@uwo.ca.


SELF-PACED Modules for Instructors

The Centre for Teaching and Learning has developed four self-paced learning modules to address the complexity of Generative AI in an accessible and practical way, providing both fundamental information and actionable ideas on how to approach Generative AI in your teaching and course policies.

The modules, which can be accessed in OWL using your UWO credentials, are designed to allow you to choose the topics that most interest you. It is not necessary to move through them in a specific order, though we recommend starting with Module 1 if you still have a lot of questions about what Generative AI is or how it works.

Module 1: Introduction to Generative AI

This module provides a basic overview of what Generative AI is, how it works, and the common applications of generative AI. It goes into specifics on Large Language Models (like ChatGPT), image generators, and the applications of Generative AI for coding.

Module 2: Academic Integrity and Ethics of Generative AI

This module discusses the concept of Academic Integrity in depth and invites you to reconsider what Academic Integrity means in relation to generative AI through a values-based approach. The second section in this module introduces key ethical considerations around the development and use of generative AI. This section also reviews practical case studies to reflect on some potential ethical situations you may encounter.

Module 3: Generative AI and Designing Activities and Assessments

This module provides guidance on how to redesign learning activities and assessments with deliberate consideration of the impact of generative AI on learning. We will discuss assessment practices, including authentic assessment and scaffolding, that can help you design activities and assessments that either intentionally incorporate generative AI tools to support learning or discourage their use when it is not appropriate to use them.

Module 4: Setting Course Policies for Generative AI Use

This module guides you through various considerations for how to determine acceptable use of AI in your courses and assessments. It will review key information from earlier modules. This module will also provide guidelines on how to write a Course Syllabus Statement for the acceptable use of generative AI in a way that promotes a culture of academic integrity.


The Centre for Teaching and Learning recognizes that generative AI is a rapidly evolving field that will likely have a significant impact on educational practices. We will continue to develop resources and offer programming to ensure that our community of educators are equipped with the knowledge and skills to approach generative AI in an informed and ethical way.


Questions?

Please reach out to the eLearning team if you have any questions or wish to discuss Generative AI further by emailing ctl@uwo.ca.

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