Every term, the Unit for Academic Teaching and Learning arranges online seminars via Zoom, usually at noon (12 sharp, ending at 1 pm, at the latest), The list below will be updated continuously, with more seminars.
No registration required.
Seminars are held in Swedish or English.
All seminars take place in this Zoom room.
Tuesday, 5 December, at 12:00: AI Tools and Information Retrieval: Benefits and Risks (in Swedish)
Speakers: Malin Barkelind and Görel Sundström, Librarians at the University Library, Learning and Research Support Division
Search has become easier in recent decades, and the trend is moving towards a human voice providing a single answer to a question, rather than a list of documents. How can we make knowledge easily accessible and lower barriers by using AI, without compromising on source criticism and scientific rigor?
Thursday, 21 September, at 12:00: Simulated interview data with AI: problem or opportunity? (in Swedish)
Speaker: Lennart Rolandsson, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in didactics, with a focus on technology didactics, at Department of Education.
Tuesday, 10 October, at 12:00: Challenging the boundaries of AI in higher education : an experiment with ChatGPT for training in scientific approach and academic writing (in Swedish)
Monday, 6 November, at 12.00: Assessing AI (in Swedish)
At the end of December 2022, questions from a take-home exam in palliative care at Uppsala University were added to ChatGPT to have them answered, and to test its ability to answer the questions correctly. Teachers also wanted to compare the answers in the marking template with the students' answers, and with the answers generated by AI. It turned out that ChatGPT passed the exam. Some answers were incorrect, but other answers were very good and well reasoned, and significantly longer and better structured than those of the students.
At the seminar, two teachers discuss the consequences that the results may have for teaching and assessment on the current programme.
Tuesday, 28 November, at 12:00: Arguing for your choices: using ChatGPT for exams in Semitic languages (in English)
Speaker: Anette Månsson, senior lecturer in Semitic Languages at the Department of Linguistics and Philology
Teaching a language where the availability of translations is enormous, and wanting this to be examined through home exams has always been a challenge. Rather than examining proficiency in translation, reflection on grammar and arguing for choices is in the foreground. In this presentation Anette will give examples of some experiments with using ChatGPT as part of the exams in Semitic Languages, and share some of her impressions of the students' reception of this.
During autumn 2023, the seminars will revolve around different aspects of AI
We are particularly interested in getting in touch with teachers who have started to use AI tools (i.e., also other than ChatGPT!) in their teaching. There is a great need for concrete examples of the opportunities and challenges AI can offer higher education. If you want to share your own experiences, or know of other good examples that deserve dissemination, write to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a time for a seminar!