The Nerve Ep 59: Generative Artificial Intelligence vs The Essay

Jenny O'Connor (Photographer), Kate Mc Carthy (Photographer), Peter Windle (Photographer)

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In this first episode of a new season of the podcast, Dr Jenny O’Connor is joined by Pete Windle, the Head of the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning at SETU, and Dr Kate McCarthy, researcher and lecturer in Theatre Studies to discuss the way generative artificial intelligence (GenAI, e.g. Chat GPT) has affected the teaching of subjects that traditionally relied on the essay (or other text-based methods) for assessing students. The discussion includes philosophical questions about teaching and learning but also the challenge posed by large student groups and how AI can teach us how to think more critically about the information we consume.
Original languageEnglish (Ireland)
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sep 2023


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