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hatGPT is a tool that can generate original text that appears to have been written by a human. It's used by students for essays, raising educators' concerns about students' use of AI-based tools for schoolwork. 

EdSurge recently spoke with educators and technologists from various universities to explore ways to detect ChatGPT and other AI-based tools to incorporate technology checks that would assist educators in detecting academic dishonesty.

Turnitin's plan to release an AI detector before the end of the academic year, as well as efforts by Experts and academicians who all discussed the possibility of incorporating AI into their online systems, are some of the ongoing efforts in this area. The stakes are higher than merely checking students' work for cheating, and educators must find the best way to prepare students for a time when it is hard to tell if anything they read has been written by humans or robots.


CoSN 2023; Reflection on Issues, Challenges of Technology in K-12 Education

Discussions of student achievement in K-12 education were focused on Edtech, Edfintech, CyberPrograms, and Cybersecurity at this year's Consortium for School Networking 30th Anniversary (CoSN) conference. There was also advocating for funding for K-12 cyber security increase and technology departments needing more resources. 

The FBI Cyber Team and the Department of Education's digital work & efforts laid the groundwork for past successes and future challenges. A key highlight was the publication of the first Cybersecurity Rubric for school entities.

Additionally, CoSN presented practical and research-based rubrics to assess or develop a cyber education program.


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