Higher Education Ministry Is Setting Guidelines For Using ChatGPT As An Educational Tool

The ministry claims that they are looking for methods to use AI as educational tools rather than trying to regulate it.
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ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that can help students write essays and help teachers plan lessons. But there are concerns about the use of ChatGPT in education such as cheating and automation of professions, it can be an effective teaching tool if used correctly. Educators need to learn how to minimise risks by spelling out rules and rationale behind them and teaching students how to use ChatGPT properly.

Whether we like it or not, AI tools are here to stay and they are going to stay with us for a long time. This is why the government has decided to do something about it.

Free Malaysia Today reports the Minister of Higher Education, Khaled Nordin, has announced that his ministry is working on guidelines regarding the use of ChatGPT.

He believes that the use of AI technology, including ChatGPT, could be beneficial for the learning process if implemented correctly. However, he emphasised that these tools should not be seen as a replacement for human teaching, but rather as a supplementary tool.

The ministry is currently working on providing guidelines to ensure the appropriate use of ChatGPT and similar tools. While Khaled is unsure of the extent of ChatGPT’s use in local higher education institutions, he had previously proposed a white paper to get the ministry ready to handle changes in learning and teaching.

The Malaysian Academic Movement (Gerak) has also called for an “urgent need” for a task force or a committee of experts to develop cross-sector policies and guidelines for the appropriate use of AI in education.

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