Session Type

40-minute concurrent session

Start Date

29-4-2024 2:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2024 3:10 PM

Keywords

ChatGPT, Higher Education, Plagiarism, Academic Integrity, Online instructional platforms, Canvas Workshop, Zoom Workshop, YouTube Video Tutorial

Abstract

ChatGPT and AI technologies present novel and unforeseen challenges to the academic community, ushering in an intriguing era where the distinction between plagiarism and academic integrity can become less clear for many students. In response, the Cal State LA University Library created three new digital initiatives published on traditional and social media teaching platforms to help students understand how to avoid plagiarism and their use of ChatGPT in higher education. In the fall of 2023, librarians developed a new module focused on ChatGPT in higher education. The module enhanced the existing “Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism” self-paced Canvas student tutorial, which first went live in the spring of 2022. Next, librarians presented a research skills workshop via Zoom titled “ChatGPT: Friend or Foe?”. The online workshop modeled strategies for using ChatGPT in library research while avoiding plagiarism and engaged ethical considerations related to ChatGPT in academia. Additionally, librarians launched a Two-Minute Tutorial on the Cal State LA Library YouTube channel demonstrating key techniques applicable to ChatGPT use for research. This three-pronged student-facing information literacy approach aims to empower our students to apply ethical practices in using AI tools and understand their role as participants in scholarly environments. The presenters will discuss the advantages and limitations of ChatGPT through the lens of the three digital initiatives targeting undergraduate information literacy and research skills, with attention to how ChatGPT impacts our current and future higher education landscapes.

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Apr 29th, 2:30 PM Apr 29th, 3:10 PM

Responding to ChatGPT’s impact on higher education landscapes: Using digital initiatives to support undergraduate information literacy and research skills

ChatGPT and AI technologies present novel and unforeseen challenges to the academic community, ushering in an intriguing era where the distinction between plagiarism and academic integrity can become less clear for many students. In response, the Cal State LA University Library created three new digital initiatives published on traditional and social media teaching platforms to help students understand how to avoid plagiarism and their use of ChatGPT in higher education. In the fall of 2023, librarians developed a new module focused on ChatGPT in higher education. The module enhanced the existing “Understanding and Avoiding Plagiarism” self-paced Canvas student tutorial, which first went live in the spring of 2022. Next, librarians presented a research skills workshop via Zoom titled “ChatGPT: Friend or Foe?”. The online workshop modeled strategies for using ChatGPT in library research while avoiding plagiarism and engaged ethical considerations related to ChatGPT in academia. Additionally, librarians launched a Two-Minute Tutorial on the Cal State LA Library YouTube channel demonstrating key techniques applicable to ChatGPT use for research. This three-pronged student-facing information literacy approach aims to empower our students to apply ethical practices in using AI tools and understand their role as participants in scholarly environments. The presenters will discuss the advantages and limitations of ChatGPT through the lens of the three digital initiatives targeting undergraduate information literacy and research skills, with attention to how ChatGPT impacts our current and future higher education landscapes.