On November 6th, a significant shift occurred in the world - OpenAI announced customisable GPT chatbots.
Think of them as ChatGPT, but with the unique capability to be tailored to fit any purpose you envision – within reasonable limits, of course.
This marks a turning point for educators. It signifies a move from a time when creating digital applications required a vast array of technical skills – skills often outside our expertise – to a new era where creating AI tools is as simple as using natural language.
This development is revolutionary.
Previously, the high barrier to entry in the tech sphere meant that many of us were sidelined from creating digital solutions that catered specifically to the unique challenges of our classrooms.
With these new GPT models, that barrier has been lowered dramatically. Even if you possess minimal technical skills, you can leverage your deep understanding of teaching methodologies and classroom dynamics to develop custom AI solutions.
This is a moment that excites me greatly.
There's no one more suited to designing solutions for the educational sector than you, the educators. You're familiar with the intricacies, the struggles, and the realities of teaching.
This technology empowers you to lead the charge in educational innovation, creating tools that are genuinely effective and tailored to your needs.
As we embark on this exciting journey, remember: the control is in your hands.
Don't be constrained by the limited perspectives of self-proclaimed AI experts on social media, who often try to box educators into their narrow understanding of technology in education.
With the advent of these customisable GPTs, you're free to chart your own path in integrating technology into teaching.
Consider this a rallying cry to embrace this opportunity.
As educators, you now have the chance to become the architects of a reimagined educational landscape, harnessing AI to meet your and your students' specific needs.
Ignore the noise from those claiming to have the 'best' platforms or methods – those who think they have the answers. Trust in your expertise and forge your own path of innovation and discovery.
Next week, I'll share insights on how I create GPTs. My goal is to empower you, instilling the confidence to begin crafting your own AI tools, and pioneering new frontiers in education.