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Gartner ThinkCast

May 30, 2023

Coming off the seismic shift to virtual learning during the pandemic, education is facing another wave of transformation, this time from technology. Although the rise of generative AI — specifically ChatGPT, a large language model (LLM) and example of generative AI — has many educators worried about plagiarism, it actually holds the potential to revolutionize the way students learn and academic institutions operate. 


According to Tony Sheehan, a Gartner VP Analyst focused on education, generative AI tools can make large swaths of information accessible in ways we never imagined. Educators and institutions first need to build trust in the technology and determine how to handle short-term anxieties. Then students can learn how to interact with generative AI tools, and use them to emphasize creativity and improve their time management to learn more efficiently. 


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