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Stephen Downes

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To quote Matthew Tower, "A new type of homework assignment: write an essay that is better than ChatGPT's answer to the same prompt." According to the article, "Students in two courses at the University of Nevada, Reno, are going head-to-head with ChatGPT by answering the same prompts as the AI and aiming to get a higher grade." Tower finds this "super compelling" because "You have to 1) understand the assignment, 2) are effectively deterred from using ChatGPT because the ChatGPT answer is a given, and 3) have to think about what makes your response 'better' than the stock robot answer." I have to admit, it's creative, even though the assignment might boil down to finding a better prompt than the one the instructor used.

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