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Information, forms, and library resources for PAC faculty.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has rapidly become a prevalent factor in modern education. It can draft papers, images, and even music to varying degrees of success. Educators' understanding of and policies surrounding AI is lagging behind the student's understanding and usage of it. This guide aims to provide sources to help create a better understanding of AI and how to interact with it in a classroom. 

Many AI systems, especially chatbots, take the information provided and use it as part of their training data. One of the major concerns for both educators and students is protecting the students’ and colleges’ sensitive information. Some AI platforms are willing to enter contracts with higher education providers allowing users to have access to their platform and keep the provided information secure. Unless the Alamo Colleges enters into such agreements it is essential for AI users to remain vigilant in protecting student and college data. Information about FERPA (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and other sensitive information is available through Alamo Talent classes. For additional questions, please contact the District Ethics and Compliance Office. 

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AI Vocabulary

Artificial Intelligence AI  

"Technology that enables computers and machines to simulate human intelligence and problem-solving capabilities". - IBM 

programing focused on cognitive skills such as learning, reasoning, self correction, and creativity. - TechTarget 

Types of Artificial Intelligence: 

Using Large Language Models 

Understanding Large Language Models (LLMs) 

 

Resources

Ozuna Library has access to the following databases aimed at educators.

Below are a few of the common AI systems:

Please note that most of these systems have a free and a paid (often subscription) service. Several of the training and webinars discussed in other sections will refer to services not available in the free version. 

Several companies have taken advantage of the fear around Chat GPT and other AI platforms by creating AI detection tools. These tools have a high rate of false positives; causing some schools, such as UT Austin, to advise teachers to limit the use of AI detectors. Other schools, such as Vanderbilt University, are outright banning the use of AI detectors. Below are links to some of the most popular AI detectors currently available. 

Videos - Ted Talks

Videos - Academic Video Online

Webinars of Interest

The Alamo Colleges offer several training courses related to AI (Artificial Intelligence). Most of these trainings are prerecorded and available through Alamo Talent; such as "Levering Generative AI for Instructional Use".  Occasionally in person training and activities are available at one of the Alamo Colleges or District; on the 18th of April, "Building AI Agility: Charting the Future of AI at Alamo Colleges was offered at Northeast Lakeview College". 

Coursera is an online course provider; working with universities and other organizations to provide courses, certifications, and degrees. Coursera's programs can be accessed with a one time or subscription payment, however many of the courses can be audited. Coursera has many classes on AI in general and a few specifically for AI in education. Some of the classes about AI in education are aimed at teaching younger students, but they contain good foundational information and ideas. Many classes across all platforms, not just Coursera, that are aimed at higher education are more focused on the developmental and technical realities of dealing with AI and less on the practical usage of AI in the classroom.  

Three courses worth looking into are "Innovative Teaching with ChatGPT", "Generative AI in Education", and "Artificial Intelligence (AI) Education for Teachers". 

Clear Framework for Prompting AI - Concise, Logical, Explicit, Adaptive, and Reflective

Image is a link to "Bringing AI Literacy to the Higher Ed Institution" webinar through Grammarly.

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