ChatGPT, DALL-E and Codex … What Now?

AI systems capable of generating text, images and code are now easily accessible and produce outputs that are difficult to distinguish from human-made outputs. This hands-on workshop will give higher education practitioners an overview of these AI systems, and explore the challenges and opportunities they create in our own teaching. * No computing or AI expertise required *


ChatGPT generated abstract [2]: This workshop will explore the shifting landscape of higher education in the face of advanced AI technologies such as ChatGPT, DALL-E, and Codex. Participants will examine the changing nature of learning outcomes and assessments, and how they must adapt to meet the challenges and opportunities posed by AI technologies. The workshop will explore how these technologies can be leveraged to enhance student engagement and improve teaching quality, while also addressing ethical considerations and the need for appropriate training and support. The goal of the workshop is to equip participants with a deeper understanding of how learning outcomes and assessments in higher education must evolve in light of these transformative technologies.

Date: Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Location: Room 402, Elm House, Lewes Rd (see map)


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Preparation: You are kindly asked to bring an example assessment brief to support the discussion in breakout sessions. You might want to sign up to OpenAI’s free tools ChatGPT and DALL-E 2, and give them a spin before the workshop to explore their capabilities, however, this is not a requirement.



Arrival, Coffee


Welcome by Mary Darking and Marcus Winter


Marcus Winter

An overview of ChatGPT, DALL-E, Codex, et al.


Sarah Stevens

Exploring AI tools within Architectural design teaching


Timur Zaripov

ChatGPT as secretary in the everyday lecturer work


Juliet Eve and Alison Willows

Impact on learning, teaching and assessment




Breakout sessions

Groups discuss assessment briefs in light of ChatGPT, DALL-E and Codex: Can parts of the assessment tasks be completed using these tools? How would assessments need to change to account for that? How would learning outcomes need to change?







An overview of ChatGPT, DALL-E, Codex, et al. (Marcus Winter)

Generative AI has captured the public imagination and is increasingly being used by our students. This talk introduces some popular generative AI tools, looks at their capabilities and limitations, considers ethical aspects and sketches out some of the challenges and opportunities they create for higher education.


Exploring AI tools within Architectural design teaching (Sarah Stevens)

Overview of a workshop with postgraduate architecture students exploring AI tools both in application for representation and as a component of design proposals. The workshop was held within the MA Architectural and Urban Design course in a collaboration with the University of Universities.


ChatGPT as secretary in the everyday lecturer work (Timur Zaripov)

This talk will look into uses of ChatGPT in my daily work from initial drafting of documents to ideation and exploration of new topics.


Impact on learning, teaching and assessment (Juliet Eve and Alison Willows)

This session will contextualise the challenges and opportunities of AI tools for learning, teaching and assessment by considering the wider issues of inclusive and authentic assessment design. We will consider how we can use this opportunity to enhance authentic ways of learning, how this might be expressed in learning outcomes and how marking criteria could be updated to reflect this. We will also showcase some examples of how assessment tasks can be re-thought to incorporate critical engagement with AI tools.


[1] Illustration generated by DALL-E 2. Prompt: “Warhol image of a robot writing an essay next to a student sitting in an armchair”.

[2] Abstract generated by ChatGPT (minor edits by Marcus Winter). Prompt: “Write an abstract for a workshop exploring the challenges and opportunities posed by ChatGPT, DALL-E and Codex for assessment and teaching in higher education”

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