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Generative AI Assignment and Activity Ideas

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Generative AI in Higher Education Lesson Plan

This pre-packaged 30-minute lesson plan is designed to help you begin a conversation about AI with your students. The lesson, developed by DePaul University Senior Instructional Designer Jes Klass, is divided into the following parts:

  1. Lecture notes: What is Generative AI? 
  2. Lecture notes: Why did our relationship with AI change drastically in late 2022? 
  3. Small group activity: How can we work with AI to make our lives easier? (5 minutes)
  4. Whole-class activity debrief (7-10 minutes)
  5. Small group activity: What uses of generative AI in higher education are inappropriate? (5 minutes)
  6. Whole-class activity debrief and drafting of class charter (7-10 minutes) 

The following resources map the lesson parts and are meant to be copied and adapted to suit your context.

Lesson Plan Slide Deck

Lesson Plan Instructor Guide