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AI Literacy in the Age of Artificial Intelligence (ChatGPT):Guide For Instructors

This guide will give an overview of artificial intelligence for faculty.

A guide for instructors


We also offer a Student Guide to ChatGPT.

This guide focuses on generative AI

We cover only AI that can generate text, images, video, music, or speech. Examples: ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Midjourney, Runway.

Last updated on September 25, 2023.

We aim to keep this guide up to date. But since new developments are happening so quickly, it's possible this may be out of date when you read it.

What is AI literacy?

According to a 2020 paper, by Long & Magerko, who synthesized a variety of interdisciplinary literature into a set of core competencies:

AI literacy is the ability to:

  • critically evaluate AI technologies
  • communicate and collaborate effectively with AI
  • use AI as a tool, online, at home, and in the workplace



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