Threats and Opportunities of Chat GPT in Online Learning With Elementary/Primary Students


This paper introduces the recently popularised computer AI (Artificial Intelligence) program called Chat GPT (Generative Pre-Trained Transformer) in an educational context. The paper then goes on to discuss the potential threats and opportunities that have and may still emerge for elementary/primary education. This is specifically discussed in the context of online learning. These opportunities and threats are largely collated from teacher surveys and teacher interviews. These surveys and interviews revealed that over 90% of elementary/primary teachers felt Chat GPT is more of an opportunity than a threat. Some of the key threats which emerged related to: academic dishonesty; ethical issues; assessment; and this platform being used to draw conclusions for students and feed them answers. Some of the key opportunities which emerged related to: saving time; differentiating; information accessibility; and enhancing the learning experience. Practical applications for the use of this technology in online learning with elementary/primary aged students are provided. Limitations of this paper are discussed.

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Gregory Macur, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom

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Conference: ECE2023
Stream: Nurturing Creativity & Innovation: New

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Macur G. (2023) Threats and Opportunities of Chat GPT in Online Learning With Elementary/Primary Students ISSN: 2188-1162 The European Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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