Education in the Era of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI): Understanding the Potential Benefits of ChatGPT in Promoting Teaching and Learning

11 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2023 Last revised: 13 Apr 2023

Date Written: January 25, 2023

Abstract

Since its maiden release into the public domain on November 30, 2022, ChatGPT garnered more
than one million subscribers within a week. The generative AI tool ⎼ChatGPT took the world by
surprise with it sophisticated capacity to carry out remarkably complex tasks. The extraordinary
abilities of ChatGPT to perform complex tasks within the field of education has caused mixed
feelings among educators as this advancement in AI seems to revolutionize existing educational
praxis. This review article synthesizes recent extant literature to offer some potential benefits of
ChatGPT in promoting teaching and learning. Benefits of ChatGPT include but are not limited to
promotion of personalized and interactive learning, generating prompts for formative assessment
activities that provide ongoing feedback to inform teaching and learning etc. The paper also
highlights some inherent limitations in the ChatGPT such as generating wrong information,
biases in data training which may augment existing biases, privacy issues etc. The study offers
recommendations on how ChatGPT could be leveraged to maximize teaching and learning.
Policy makers, researchers, educators and technology experts could work together and start
conversations on how these evolving generative AI tools could be used safely and constructively
to improve education and support students’ learning.

Keywords: ChatGPT, Education, Generative AI, Teaching and Learning

Suggested Citation

Baidoo-Anu, David and Owusu Ansah, Leticia, Education in the Era of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI): Understanding the Potential Benefits of ChatGPT in Promoting Teaching and Learning (January 25, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4337484 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4337484

David Baidoo-Anu (Contact Author)

Queen's University ( email )

Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6
Canada

Leticia Owusu Ansah

University of Cape Coast ( email )

PMB, UCC, GHANA
Cape Coast, Central Region PMB
Ghana

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