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    Transform Your Teaching: Generative AI Applied with Kim Woodruff 

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In this episode, Jared Pyles and Dr. Rob McDole talk with Kim Woodruff who is the Director of Instructional Design at Manhattan College. Check out this episode to hear about Manhattan College’s current experience with Generative AI and possible applications that instructors can try.  Podcast links Show notes Manhattan College’s approach to integrating Generative AI (GAI) begins with conversations with their faculty to reach them where they are at. They do not want to push for innovation too quickly, so they provide tips and tricks based on sound pedagogical ideas. Kim often encourages instructors to be experimental and use GAI to perform authentic tasks.  Manhattan faculty have…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Generative AI Applied with Tiffin University Faculty – Part II

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles continue their chat about the use of Generative AI in Higher Education with faculty from Tiffin University. Check out the episode to hear how instructors can employ Generative AI in their day-to-day teaching practices. Podcast links Show notes The rapid changes of generative AI tools such as ChatGPT make keeping up with them challenging. To combat this challenge, instructors learn how to use these tools better through training in prompt engineering. At Tiffin, they have recently hired someone to assist faculty in incorporating AI tools into teaching.   The Tiffin faculty also shared about an upcoming webinar on…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Generative AI Applied with Tiffin University Faculty – Part I

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles chat with two faculty members from Tiffin University about the use of generative AI. Check out the episode to hear how Tiffin equips students and faculty to use AI well. Podcast links Show notes Tiffin University’s approach to generative AI is marked with innovation. They start with being transparent about how generative AI should be used, giving students an AI “toolkit” so they are aware of AI’s limitations and are able to use it ethically. Dr. Meadows, Dr. Clark, and Tiffin introduced design statements (statements that students include in assignments describing how they used AI to aid…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Live 50th Episode

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, we celebrate the 50th episode of Transform Your Teaching with a live Q&A. Check out the episode to hear Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles answer teaching and learning-related questions from our live audience. Contact us at ctlpodcast@cedarville.edu with any questions. Podcast links Want to never miss a post? Subscribe here!

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    Transform Your Teaching: Generative AI Applied with Dr. Jules White

    Reading Time: 2 minutes In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles chat with Dr. Jules White who has a Ph.D. in Computer Science and serves as Senior Advisor to the Chancellor for Generative AI in Education and Enterprise Solutions at Vanderbilt University. Check out the episode to hear their discussion about how instructors can help students become comfortable with generative AI and use it effectively. Podcast links Show notes Dr. Jules White is excited about generative AI and sees it as a “new medium”—fundamentally transformative to how people live their daily lives. More specifically, Dr. White has seen AI’s impact in education. In his current position, he has…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Generative AI Applied – Whisper

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles explore a generative AI tool called “Whisper” through asking it to play the role of “guest” on the podcast. Check out the episode to hear the conversation and strategies Whisper provides for teaching and learning. Podcast links Show notes Jared and Rob explore the capabilities of a generative AI tool created by OpenAI called “Whisper.” According to OpenAI, it is “an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system trained on 680,000 hours of multilingual and multitask supervised data collected from the web.” To showcase its capabilities, Rob and Jared create a prompt for Whisper to act as a…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Generative AI Applied – Introduction

    Reading Time: 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles start a new series on generative AI and its practical usage in higher education. Check out the episode to hear a general overview of generative AI models and possible ways that instructors can begin using these models in their teaching. Podcast links Show notes Generative AI Language models are designed to process large amounts of information and are trained to understand and generate text like a human through a vast amount of data, including books, websites, and articles.  In many ways, OpenAI’s ChatGPT has become synonymous with generative AI, however, a wide variety of generative AI models…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Instructional Management with Dr. Kevin Jones

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles discuss instructional management with Dr. Kevin Jones who has an Ed.D. from Spalding University and serves as the Dean of the School of Education and Social Work at Cedarville University. Check out the episode to hear about his philosophy of education and how he seeks to effectively meet students’ needs.  Podcast links Show notes Dr. Jones emphasizes the importance of planning and preparation in teaching. As he prepares to teach, he focuses on key tasks such as identifying essential questions and learning objectives, and then he utilizes backward planning to ensure students achieve the intended goals.…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Content Delivery with Dr. Quentin Schultze

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles revisit content delivery with the return of the podcast’s first guest, Dr. Quentin Schultze. Check out the episode to hear how Dr. Schultze makes sure his students see the relevance and importance of his courses. Podcast links Show notes Dr. Schultze approaches course content delivery carefully, knowing that content can easily be perceived as “boring.” He wants to make sure the content is the best while still ensuring that the delivery of that content is engaging and inspiring and that students walk away motivated. He does so by using narrative to show the content’s relevancy. In…

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    Transform Your Teaching: Assessments with Dr. David Mulder 

    Reading Time: < 1 minute In this episode, Dr. Rob McDole and Jared Pyles revisit assessments with Dr. David Mulder, professor of education at Dordt University. Check out the episode to hear how Dr. Mulder approaches objectives, assessments, and serving his students. Podcast links Show notes Dr. David Mulder emphasizes the need for clear learning targets and aligning assessments to those targets. He uses the analogy of an archery range, where the learning targets are the bull’s eye and assessments measure how close students come to hitting that mark. These assessments provide opportunities for educators to deliver specific and timely feedback to help students grow and improve.   They also touch…