GenAI on GenAI: Two Prompts for a Position Paper on What Educators Need to Know

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Bonnie Stewart


This paper outlines and critically analyzes the process, expectations, and outputs of a ChatGPT search on what educators need to know about GenAI. The paper includes two versions of a prompted position paper generated by the free OpenAI tool ChatGPT 3.5. The prompt and the resulting paper(s) are identified as parallel, in content, to an educational video script on AI itself, whose creation the author has recently supervised. However, the content of the generated position paper(s) – while somewhat surface – turns out to be less problematic than the format, in spite of direct format-oriented prompting. This outcome and the implications of both content and format issues for the field of higher education are discussed in the reflection. The overall conclusion is that GenAI should be a site of critical literacy development, while broader concerns about the impacts of these tools on knowledge and society must also be foregrounded. (This abstract was written by the human author.)


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Stewart, B. (2023). GenAI on GenAI: Two Prompts for a Position Paper on What Educators Need to Know. Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 7(2), 32–41.
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Bonnie Stewart, University of Windsor

Dr. Bonnie Stewart is an educator and social media researcher interested in the implications of digital networks for institutions and society. Associate Professor of Online Pedagogy and Workplace Learning at the University of Windsor, Canada, Bonnie has an extensive background in digital and participatory education, and in critical, digital, and data literacies. Bonnie was an early MOOC researcher and ethnographer of Twitter as an academic environment, and currently investigates what it means to know, to learn, and to educate in our current information ecosystem. 

Bonnie is a career educator with extensive teaching and facilitation experience in higher ed and in professional contexts, who has taught on all three coasts of Canada, and facilitated around the world.