Stephen Downes

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It was only a matter of time, of course, before a paper like this was published. Despite the claims of sceptics, MOOCs have not gone away, and from the earliest days the potential AI in MOOCs has been apparent, with Norvig and Thrun using AI to support mass assessment in their ground-breaking course on machine learning. But what about 2023's newest arrival, chatGPT? This paper (5 page GPT) reports on "a series of experiments to test the ability of ChatGPT in responding to questions from different subject areas and varying levels of difficulty within two well-known MOOCs platforms, edX and Coursera." Accuracy ranges were good, but nothing like what would be needed to apply it in production courses.

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