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Free Generative AI for Education: Three Tools to Get Started

Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2024
Time: 02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

What can you do for free with generative artificial intelligence (AI) to foster innovative teaching and student engagement? We’ll provide short demos of free versions of tools based on OpenAI’s latest language model (ChatGPT-4o and Microsoft Copilot using Bing and the Edge browser sidebar) and a search engine that uses AI to provide answers to questions in a conversational format (

Basics of using AI for your classes

Date: Mon, Aug 5, 2024
Time: 01:00 PM - 01:55 PM

Generative AI (like ChatGPT, Bing, and Claude) is changing teaching and learning. In this session, we will try to cover some of the most common areas of concern and answer your questions. Topics covered in this session include:

  • University policy regarding AI
  • What to include in your syllabus and assignment instructions
  • Update on AI text detection
  • Suggested tools
  • Teaching tips

AI Plagiarism, Cheating and Academic Integrity

Date: Tue, Aug 6, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM - 11:55 AM

Plagiarism and cheating with AI is a continuing concern. In this session we:

  • Consider different ways AI can be used for plagiarism and cheating
  • Talk about the AI text detectors and their deficiencies
  • Discuss non-technological ways of looking for AI-generated content
  • Strategies for approaching AI cheating with students
  • Discuss the current UM policies regarding unauthorized use of artificially generated content.




Sep 5th - AI in WI #1 - Campus Writing Program

Understanding the Current State of AI 

Sep 24th - AI in WI #2 - Campus Writing Program

Navigating Students' Use of AI to Support Critical Thinking




Oct 15th - AI in WI #3 - Campus Writing Program

Teaching Writing with ChatGPT


Upcoming Local Conferences Featuring AI

Oct 3-4 - Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference (FTTC) - UMSL

Registration will open on July 1 for the annual (virtual) Focus on Teaching & Technology Conference (FTTC) and will feature Jose Bowen's keynote, "The Frontier of Education: The Power of AI in Teaching". 

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