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Learn More About Generative AI

It can be hard to know where to start in learning more about generative AI. There are so many resources, news articles and publications, and the information changes very quickly. Here we gather some of the most useful information for you to learn more, as well as some of the more topical pieces from the news.

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Curated Gen AI Resources Explore the resources

Curated by Dr. Stephanie Verkoeyen, educational developer at the MacPherson Institute, this tagged and annotated set of resources is geared to the post-secondary context.

AI Dialogues Podcast Listen to an episode

“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.

Introduction to Generative AI Module Complete the module

This online module aims to provide you with an understanding of generative AI to help you think through how these technologies intersect with your teaching practices. Whether you have reservations or enthusiasm about AI in education, “Introduction to Generative AI for Educators” offers a space for exploration and thoughtful consideration.  

Higher Education Strategy Associates AI Observatory Consult the AI Observatory

Compiled policies and guidelines on AI from across Canada and the world, and a weekly email update newsletter

One Useful Thing Check out the newsletter

A weekly newsletter by Ethan Mollick aiming to explain academic research and share applications to post-secondary education with a focus on AI.


OpenAI's Guide for Educators Consider OpenAI's guide

A guide for teachers using ChatGPT in their classroom—including suggested prompts, an explanation of how ChatGPT works and its limitations, the efficacy of AI detectors, and bias.

Self-paced course on artificial intelligence from Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) Sign up for the course

This course aims to define artificial intelligence, discuss societal impacts and explore a specific AI project.

101 Use Cases of AI in Teaching and Learning Learn More

This open-source collection of crowd-sourced use cases offers educators different exemplars of how generative AI can be used in courses across a range of different disciplines.