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ChatGPT and Generative AI in Education Jamboree

by Aaron Sunday on 2023-08-11T08:15:50-04:00 | 0 Comments

Elevate Your Exposure with Digital Badges: Unlocking a World of Professional Development Opportunities

In today's rapidly evolving educational landscape, professional development for faculty members has never been more critical. The emergence of digital badges to recognize and highlight learning offers a multitude of benefits for educators. These digital credentials display a verifiable and tangible way to show a wide range of skills, achievements, and competencies gained through continuous learning. With their online and easily shareable nature, professional digital badges enable faculty members to enhance their credibility and visibility within their institutions and the broader educational community. These badges not only acknowledge individual accomplishments but also empower educators to engage in personalized, self-directed learning pathways, fostering a culture of lifelong learning and innovation. With professional digital badges, faculty members can effectively communicate their abilities, stay current with educational trends, and contribute to the advancement of teaching and learning practices.

Florida Instructional Designer Network

The Florida Instructional Designer Network (FLIDN), which our very own Dr. Cheryl Kohen is an Advisory Committee member, recently hosted the ‘2023 Summer on ChatGPT and Generative AI in Education Jamboree' online seminar series that awarded participants and presenters with the Professional Development Digital Badge and Award by attending the sessions and meeting the criteria. The presentations and materials were informative and thought provoking for this recent technology. If you would like to get an idea of an FLIDN professional development session before Fall Planning and the beginning of the new semester, the Summer Jamboree concludes with the Capstone Panel Session on Tuesday, August 15th at 2PM. There is a limit on the number of participants, so the capstone may be full.

I have taken part in many of their sessions because these topics apply to best practices in instructional design, and teaching and learning, and, of course, we can “wear” our badges proudly on social media platforms. There is diversity of disciplines and a depth of knowledge among the presenters and participants. The presenters represent institutions from the Florida College System, State University System, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, and beyond the state.

I am touting the FLIDN because the members of this community reflect the attributes and commitment to higher education that I see daily from our faculty members and staff at DSC. It is inspirational and worth bringing to your attention. The resources, positivity, and selflessness are unmatched within the membership. (Yes, I am a member and that is more of an observation about the members than it is a humble brag). Fortunately, the FLIDN is open and free to become a member. You only need to subscribe to the FLIDN listserv to join our community of practice. I recommend joining this community for the wonderful resources, connections, and professional development opportunities.

I mentioned how informative and thought provoking the 2023 Summer Jamboree was, so I am including links to the recorded sessions and presentation materials.

Session 1

Recorded Webinar 1: ChatGPT: Opportunity or Controversy

Recorded Webinar 2: A New Educational Journey: Navigating the Future of AI in Education

Session 2

Recorded Webinar: ChatGPT/AI: Where Are We Now?

Presentation Slides

Additional Resources

Session 3

Recorded Webinar: The Future of Online Course Design: An AI-Assisted, Human-Driven Model

Presentation Slides

Session 4

Recorded Webinar: Exploring ChatGPT & Online Assessments

Presentation Slides

Session 5

Recorded Webinar 1: AI in Higher Education: The Future is Now

Presentation Slides

Recorded Webinar 2: If ChatGPT Were a Cookie?


If you have questions, please contact me or the Faculty Innovation Center.


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Aaron Sunday
Instructional Designer, Division of Online Studies | 386-506-3209
Online Studies | Faculty Innovation Center (FIC)

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