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AI Literacy in the Age of ChatGPT

A guide for instructors

We also offer a Student Guide to ChatGPT.

This guide focuses on generative AI.

We cover only AI that can generate text, images, video, music, or speech. Examples: ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Midjourney, Runway. 

We aim to keep this guide up to date, but since new developments are happening so quickly, it's possible this may be out of date when you read it.

New to generative AI?

If you are new to the practice of using generative AI tools like ChatGPT, these short videos provide a useful introduction.

Practical AI for Instructors and Students (10 to 12 minutes each)
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Learn more with tutorials

Brief tutorials from the University of Arizona Libraries. Total time to complete all four, approximately 30-40 minutes.

  1. The technology behind ChatGPT
  2. How does ChatGPT aim to prevent harmful use?
  3. What is generative AI?
  4. Using ChatGPT effectively

ChatGPT can be a useful tool when it comes to deciding what your topic should be for a research paper. 

What is AI literacy?

AI literacy is the ability to:

  • critically evaluate AI technologies
  • communicate and collaborate effectively with AI
  • use AI as a tool, online, at home, and in the workplace.

From a 2020 paper, by Long and Magerko, who synthesized a variety of interdisciplinary literature into a set of core competencies.

These guides (one for instructors & one for students) are adaptations of guides created at the University of Arizona Libraries by Nicole Hennig with contributions by Michelle Halla, Nicole PagowskyNiamh Wallace.

CC 4.0 license

Feel free to copy this guide, in part or in its entirety, in your own LibGuide.

Please attribute “University of Arizona Libraries, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.”