This collection contains teaching materials created and used by faculty and instructors at Washington University in St. Louis. The materials are based on using AI (Artificial Intelligence) as a teaching tool.  The collection was developed by the Center for Teaching and Learning.

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Teaching Activities from 2024

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Does AI Ask Good Questions? A Discussion Activity, Katherine Tilghman
Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Philosophy | Reading and Language | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature

Students will prompt ChatGPT to generate discussion questions about a course text or artistic work, then evaluate the questions and modify them to make them more engaging and thought-provoking.

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Employing AI to enhance in-class role playing scenarios, Eric Fournier
Arts and Humanities | Business | Education | Life Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Role playing can deepen student’s engagement with course content and help them develop skills while learning course material. Students will use AI to develop their characters and help them craft compelling arguments in the role-play scenarios

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Exploring cultural stereotypes with a critical eye via AI-generated images., Eric Fournier
Arts and Humanities | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Students will investigate cultural stereotypes by generating images in AI, and then providing a critique of those images. This assignment aims to foster awareness, empathy, and critical thinking. By examining AI-generated images, students can actively challenge stereotypes and develop more informed perspectives about the world.

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Teaching Evolutionary Principles with AI Image Generators, Jacqueline Garnett
Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Evolution | Life Sciences

The purpose of this assignment is for students to practice constructing phylogenies using the principle of parsimony. In this activity, students will use an AI Image Generator to create a grid of images of the same organism and identify a series of traits that vary to build a possible phylogenetic tree.

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Traduttore, Traditore: A Comparative Translation Activity, Katherine Tilghman
Arts and Humanities | Language Interpretation and Translation | Spanish and Portuguese Language and Literature | Translation Studies

Students will translate a paragraph-long passage, then ask ChatGPT to translate the same passage. Students will then compare and evaluate the two translations.