New Modes of Learning Enabled by AI Chatbots: Three Methods and Assignments

21 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2022

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Ethan R. Mollick

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School

Lilach Mollick

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School

Date Written: December 13, 2022

Abstract

Chatbots are able to produce high-quality, sophisticated text in natural language. The authors of this paper believe that AI can be used to overcome three barriers to learning in the classroom: improving transfer, breaking the illusion of explanatory depth, and training students to critically evaluate explanations. The paper provides background information and techniques on how AI can be used to overcome these barriers and includes prompts and assignments that teachers can incorporate into their teaching. The goal is to help teachers use the capabilities and drawbacks of AI to improve learning

Keywords: AI, education, chatbot, transfer, learning

Suggested Citation

Mollick, Ethan R. and Mollick, Lilach, New Modes of Learning Enabled by AI Chatbots: Three Methods and Assignments (December 13, 2022). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4300783 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4300783

Ethan R. Mollick (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School ( email )

The Wharton School
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6370
United States

Lilach Mollick

University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School ( email )

3641 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6365
United States

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