ChatGPT is a popular AI tool that has taken the world by storm and has completely disrupted the educational system in many countries. Students worldwide have flocked to the advanced tool to outsource their homework to AI so that they can focus on the more important things in their lives. However, some teachers, professors and school management are trying to block access to ChatGPT in an attempt to stop the future from infiltrating the systems they have created.
The education industry needs to embrace the rise of AI and adapt to the new reality. The technology will evolve faster than teachers, professors, and school management can anticipate, and students will always find new ways to incorporate the latest technologies. In the past 100 years, the world has drastically changed, but the way we teach our children remains exactly the same as 100 years ago; a large group of kids in a classroom, sitting forward-facing, listening to a teacher who explains something, gives an assignment or has a discussion with the students. This is no longer sufficient in a world so fundamentally different than at the start of the Industrial Revolution.
Teaching children is the most important task if we want to advance our society; after all, children will be the innovators of tomorrow. The fact that we have not innovated our teaching methods in the past 100 years while having all these technologies available is remarkable. We stick to the old paradigm of teaching children traditional subjects in a traditional way, most of which will become useless before the end of this decade. It’s time to change how we teach and unlock the full potential of technology in the classroom.
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