EdTechSR Ep 310 OpenAI’s Educational Impact

Welcome to episode 310 (“OpenAI’s Educational Impact”) of the EdTech Situation Room from November 15, 2023, where technology news meets educational analysis. This week, Dr. Jason Neiffer (@techsavvyteach) and Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer@mastodon.cloud) dived deep into the world of AI, with a special focus on OpenAI’s advancements and their implications in education. Jason shared valuable insights from his recent presentation on AI at the National Rural Education National Forum. The episode covered the latest from OpenAI, including ChatGPT-4 Turbo and its fine-tuning programs, and how AI is reshaping educational materials and personalizing learning experiences. They also explored broader topics like social media, digital citizenship, and the ethical dimensions of AI in technology. The episode wrapped up with their personal experiences in experimenting with AI and the “Geeks of the Week” segment, featuring intriguing AI tools and applications. These included Snipd (an AI powered podcastching app) and Wes’ “Text Prepper” social media post chunking web app. Our show was live-streamed and archived simultaneously on YouTube Live as well as Facebook Live via StreamYard.com. Please follow @edtechsr@mastodon.education on Mastodon for updates, and join LIVE on Wednesday nights if you can. All shownotes are available on edtechSR.com/links. AI Disclosure: An initial draft of this episode summary was generated using youtubetranscript.com and a custom GPT on ChatGPT 4, as well as options for our show title! Stay savvy and safe!


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  8. Wes Fryer (Mastodon: mastodon.cloud/@wfryer) – wesfryer.com/after
  9. AI fake nudes are booming. It’s ruining real teens’ lives. (Washington Post, 5 Nov 2023) #GiftLink
  10. How antisemitic hate groups are using artificial intelligence in the wake of Hamas attacks (CNN, 14 Nov 2023)
  11. Judge tosses social platforms’ Section 230 blanket defense in child safety case (ArsTechnica, 15 Nov 2023)
  12. Jason’s Geek of the Week: Snipd 
  13. Wes’ Geeks of the Week: Wes’ Text Prepper –  How to Make a QR Code in Google Docs – wfryer.me/tips – Adobe Express QR Code Generator
EdTechSR Ep 310 OpenAI’s Educational Imp” (CC BY 2.0) by Wesley Fryer

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