AI Exchange Blog

AI Exchange

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AI Exchange is a blog modeled on an open access journal aiming to support discussion at UNL about the use of AI in teaching and education. It will contain articles, essays, tutorials, along with any feedback, e.g., “letters to the editors” in response to any of the postings.

We hope that readers and writers will find and share ways to use AI for the benefit of their students and themselves.


Moderated comments may be posted in response to blog articles, however, if a longer response is appropriate, please consider submitting a full blog post. If the article responds to other already posted articles, those will be linked to if the links are included in the submission. To submit a blog article, please email the article with any additional information needed, to with the subject “AI Exchange: blog article”.

Harnessing AI for Instructional Interventions

By Sydney Brown, PhD., Assistant Director, Center for Transformative Teaching

This article shows one way to collaborate with AI to address instructional challenges. It includes the components of an effective AI prompt along with an example of an exchange with an AI (Claude 3 Sonnet). Additionally, the same prompts are used with four different AIs to compare and contrast responses. AI prompts are denoted by the label “Prompt” along with using a monospaced font. AI responses are in italics.

UNL Instructors Fairclough and Bauer discuss their use of AI in class

During the CTT's AI Learning Community during Fall 2023, Samantha Fairclough and Erin Bauer shared how they've started using AI in their classes.

ChatGPT: a game changer for managing discussions

In this article, I share how ChatGPT helps me stay on top of lively discussions, respond quickly to problematic posts, and personalize feedback.

ChatGPT as a Feedback Assistant

This fall, Brian Wilson tested ChatGPT4 as a feedback assistant. He equipped it with his rubric and found it helped him give the kind of robust feedback he always aspires to but doesn’t always achieve because of the number of students.

Crafting Rubrics and Resources with Generative A.I.

This tutorial illustrates how to use prompts in sequence to create helpful resources such as rubrics and tabular data.

Questions Around the Ethical Use of AI in the Classroom

For anyone considering asking students to use generative AI as a required part of a course, it is vital to consider what such experimentation actually means for students and for the companies that offer access to these technologies.