Critically generate images and texts with AI

Actors involved

Adult learners, adult educators

AI technologies used

Canva, ChatGPT, SlidesAI

Planned activities

To introduce learners to AI, to disclose the ethical issues, to raise critical awareness of using AI for text or image generating; to foster discussion with learners on ethical issues.

Expected results

Raised awareness about the use of AI in text and image generating.
Raised awareness of ethical dilemmas, authorship, citation, and data protection.

Project origin

The idea for this topic to be presented for adult learners was suggested by the teacher who is an expert in educational technologies. She designed a 25-hour training material for blended learning.

Lesson planning

Since the aim was to raise awareness and critically assess the use and potential of AI, 2 learning outcomes were designed, then learning resources and activities planned. Learners were introduced to the international documents and reports regarding the use of AI in learning, discussed existing practices, and had debates themed “AI image wins art content” and similar. Learners used ChatGPT to summarize the documents, highlight main aspects, concerns, and recommendations. Generated results were visualized using CANVA and then discussed in a group.

Technical requirements

Free versions of AI technologies were used so no other technical requirements were needed.

Issues encountered

  • It was difficult to explain why use of AI should be seen as a risk as much as the potential.
  • Data protection (that learners might upload too much of personal information when ‘experimenting’ with ChatGPT).

About Results

Learners were happy to learn how to create prompts, to see how text is generated. Learners raised awareness regarding issues like data protection, transmission of data to third parties, and other ethical dilemmas.

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