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Generative AI for Educators

Educators are learning about and experimenting with generative AI in their teaching. Collected here are resources, events and training, and McMaster’s Provisional Guidelines on the Use of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning.

The MacPherson Institute has educational developers ready to meet with you to discuss your specific teaching and learning questions.

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Developed by the Task Force on Generative AI in Teaching and Learning the Provisional Guidelines on the Use of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning were last updated in August, 2023. The Guideline also include sample syllabus statements, citation guidelines and honour pledges.

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Learn, Apply, Create Visit the MacPherson Institute page

The MacPherson Institute has developed opportunities for educators to learn more about AI, understand how to apply it in the classroom, and consider new and innovative ways to create learning experiences for students.

Visit their page for modules, guidebooks, workshops and more.

You can request custom workshops on generative AI in teaching and learning for your program or department by contacting

AI Dialogues Podcast Listen to the podcast

Produced by the MacPherson Institute “AI Dialogues” delves into the ethical and practical questions of generative AI for the McMaster campus community, bridging the gap between knowledgeable educators, students, and practitioners and those less familiar with AI technology. Each episode explores the complexities of AI, its potential for innovation, and the challenges it poses. It tackles questions like: How can AI enhance the learning experience? What are the ethical considerations? What’s the future of AI in education?

Guidebook on Generative AI Guidebook on Generative AI

This interactive guidebook, written by educational developers from the MacPherson Institute, provides a comprehensive overview of what generative AI is and applications to teaching and learning with a focus on assessment redesign.

The Curious Educator's Guide to AI Interact with the guidebook

This guidebook offers strategies and exercises for meaningful use of generative AI in teaching and learning.

Talking with Students Adapt these slides

As an educator you may want to talk with your students about generative AI. This slide deck is available for you to use and adapt for those conversations.

Citation Guide Review the citation guide

The Library created this citation guide to help educators and students understand when and how to cite generative AI in their written work.

TAs and Generative AI Read the TA Resoure

Working as a teaching assistant and wondering about generative AI? Review this resource and get in touch with the MacPherson Institute.