PWL instructors, staff invited to AI/LLM workshops Aug. 15-18, Sept. 5-7
A new three-part series of Zoom workshops designed to provide PWL instructors and staff with hands-on experiences in generative artificial intelligence (AI) and large language models (LLM) runs Tues., Aug. 15, Wed., Aug. 16, and Fri., Aug. 18. A second, identical series will run Sept. 5-7. You may register for each of the Zoom sessions here or individually by following the links below.
The hour-long sessions are interactive, with participants provided time and space to practice working with these LLMs. Attendees are invited to create an account with OpenAI (for ChatGPT-3.5/4) and Anthropic’s Claude 2 to enhance the participation experience in session activities.
Session 1, Introduction and Queries
Tues., Aug. 15, 4-5 p.m.
Tues., Sept. 5, 2-3 p.m.
This workshop introduces the basic structure of the most popular LLM, ChatGPT. Attendees will learn the way LLMs work, engage in some prompts, and explore how they might work with instructors who are interested in using these bots.
Session 2, Using LLMs as Generative Tools
Wed., Aug. 16, 2-3 p.m.
Wed., Sept. 6, 9-10 a.m.
During this session, participants will explore some more in-depth practice as well as specific types of queries that might be helpful for generating conversation and critical analysis for students.
Session 3, Compare LLMs and their outputs
Fri., Aug., 18, 11 a.m.-noon
Thurs., Sept. 7, 10-11 a.m.
During this session, participants will explore some more in-depth practice as well as specific types of queries using Chat-GPT and Claude 2.
The Office of the Provost’s Innovation Hub, Innovative Learning, and the Purdue Teaching Academy are collaborating on this project. David Nelson, associate director of the Center for Instructional Excellence, will lead the series. Questions may be directed to him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovative Learning is Purdue West Lafayette’s hub approach to connect PWL instructors to the resources they need to engage students, develop courses in any instructional modality, and enhance learning across the University. Members include CIE, Libraries and the School of Information Studies and Purdue University Online.To learn more, visit www.purdue.edu/innovativelearning or email InnovativeLearningTeam@purdue.edu.
For questions and support at your campus, contact:
Purdue Global: Direct teaching-related questions to email@example.com. Technical support questions should be directed to TechSupport@purdueglobal.edu or 866-522-7747 (toll-free).
Purdue Fort Wayne: Teaching-related questions should be directed to PFW’s Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) at firstname.lastname@example.org, 260-481-6354, or CELT’s website for resources and to request one on one consultations. Technical support questions should be directed to PFW’s IT Services Help Desk email@example.com or 260-481-6030.
Purdue Northwest: Direct teaching-related questions to the Center for Faculty Excellence at firstname.lastname@example.org, 219-989-8328, or CFE’s website. Technical support questions should be directed to The Office of Instructional Technology by email email@example.com or OIT’s website or through their Virtual Help Desk.