ChatGPT in het onderwijs
ChatGPT in het onderwijs

Chat GPT: what does this mean for you as a student?

ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence that provides quick, well-formulated answers to a variety of questions. The impact of this tool on education and research has our attention. We find it important to keep our students and staff well informed about the use of ChatGPT. This technology offers many possibilities, but we are also reviewing whether adjustments are necessary in our way of working to keep up with this development in a responsible way.

Because ChatGPT's applications are broad, it can have a broad impact within Radboud University. Education in particular is getting a lot of attention: for example, we're looking at the risks of fraud and plagiarism in tests and assignments, but also at the possibilities of using the chatbot as a brainstorming partner for students or as support in formulating a lesson plan for lecturers.

Follow the developments on Chatgpt

In the coming period we want to formulate concrete recommendations for the use of ChatGPT in education. We want to see how we can use ChatGPT to improve learning processes, while maintaining students' own responsibility for learning the material and developing knowledge and skills. To keep up to date with information and advice on ChatGPT in education, please visit the ChatGPT page. This page is updated regularly.

View the page on ChatGPT

Using ChatGPT

If students decide to use ChatGPT, please be aware that:

  • The use of text or programming code generated by ChatGPT in an examination, falls within the definition of fraud or plagiarism as mentioned in the regulations on fraud. ChatGPT also falls within the 'unauthorised aids' as named in the integrity code of remote testing. 
  • Everything you share with ChatGPT will be stored. The advice is not to share sensitive information.
  • Using ChatGPT is currently free, but it will not remain that way.
  • ChatGPT's servers consume a huge amount of energy (an average question costs a few cents in electricity).
  • The answers given by ChatGPT are not always correct and ChatGPT does not reference the sources used, so you cannot check them.
  • Currently, ChatGPT is trained on sources up to (the end of) 2021 and cannot answer questions about recent events, articles or insights.

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