Zoom Panel: The Impact of ChatGPT on the Research of Teaching & Learning

Illinois Block I

The College of Education has organized this panel to discuss recent progress in ChatGPT, particularly how it impacts the research of teaching and learning (all levels, including K-12, higher education, and adult education). 

While research and implementation of specialized AI applications has now been visible over a period of years, the advent of multi-purpose AI tools, such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT, Google’s Bard, and similar tools, has radically shifted conversation and developments over the past six months. The popular media carries many stories and anecdotes about how this may impact practice in various domains. At the same time, discussion in the academic sphere has yet to coalesce. The aim of this discussion will be to consider the impact of multi-purpose AI on research and teaching and what we must consider as we continue to study teaching and learning in response to current developments.


Nigel Bosch, Educational Psychology, School of Information Sciences, NCSA

Cynthia D’Angelo, Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction

John Gallagher, Center for Writing Studies, Liberal Arts and Studies.

Roxana Girju, Linguistics, Computer Science, Beckman Institute

Julia Hockenmaier, Computer Science

Michael Twidale, School of Information Sciences

PANEL MODERATOR: Jessica Li, Associate Dean for Research and Director, Bureau of Educational Research; Professor, Educational Policy, Leadership and Organizational Leadership

Register to attend here. Panel Recording link will be posted following the event.

This event is sponsored by The College of Education