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Welcome to AI in Teaching and Learning!

Welcome to AI in Teaching and Learning At Vol State


Artificial Intelligence (AI) will disrupt and transform teaching and learning in every discipline in higher education around the globe and here at Volunteer State Community College. This page is a place for us to start sharing and learning how the Vol State community of faculty, students, and staff can work together to harness AI to improve teaching and learning, student recruitment and retention, and student success.

If you'd like to be involved in the AI conversation--leading or listening--please reach out to:

  • Len Assante
    • Communication Studies Faculty/Assistant Dean. Division of Humanities
    • email:
  • Josh Bond
    • Computer Information Technology-Cyber Defense Faculty, Division of Business and Technology
    • email:
  • Jamie Gorczyca
    • English Faculty/Assistant Chair, Division of Humanities
    • email:
  • Diana Hardin
    • Reading / Writing Specialist, Office of Learning Commons
    • email:
  • Bryan Saums
    • Instructional Design Specialist, Office of Distance Learning
    • email:
  • Jeremy Shipley
    • Philosophy Faculty/Department Chair, Division of Humanities
    • email:
  • Sheri Waltz
    • Communication Studies Faculty/Department Chair, Division of Humanities
    • email:

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General AI Resources

General AI Resources

On this page, you'll find resources that will help you understand AI, how it will impact the classroom, and ideas you can use to embrace and harness AI in your teaching and learning. Information on AI is published at lightning speed, so please help build this page. If you come across items of interest, please forward them to Bryan Saums (email for possible listing here.

How Can I Use / Explore AI Right Now?

    • AI, ML, and Data Science in 5 Minuntes. Get a free, daily newsletter with the latest in AI, machine learning, and data science.
  • Future Tools
    • As of April 18, 2023, there are over 1,400 AI resources on this page...and the list is growing. Explore AI tools in music, writing, videography, image creation and manipulation, voice manipulation, and a host of other areas. Browsing through this resource will give you an inkling of the breadth and depth of AI in virtually all creative fields.
  • ChatGPT
    • ChatGPT is not the first AI app, but it's the one that started all the buzz in higher ed starting in late 2022. ChatGPT is a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence. Give it a try!
    • To get started: How to Use ChatGPT.
  • GPTZero
    • GPTZero is a popular app used to detect writing generated by ChatGPT. 
  • Bing Image Creator
    • Image Creator AI applications like Bing Image Creator use text to produce AI images.
    • Here's a helpful article from ZDNet: How to use Bing Image Creator.

What is AI?


AI Editorials and Social Commentary

Carr, David F. ChatGPT Drops About 10% in Traffic as the Novelty Wears Off (blog). Entry posted July 5, 2023. Accessed July 7, 2023.

Andreessen, Marc. "Why AI Will Save The World." Marc Andreessen Substack (blog). Entry posted June 6, 2023. Accessed June 7, 2023.

Kastrenakes, Jacob, and James Vincent. "Hope, fear, and AI." The Verge. Accessed 2023. We polled 2,000 people about how they're using AI, what they want it to do, and what scares them about it the most.


AI Resources in Teaching & Learning

AI Resources for Teaching & Learning

On this page, you'll find resources that will help you understand AI in higher education. If you come across items of interest, please forward them to Bryan Saums (email for possible listing here.

How is AI Disrupting and Transforming Higher Ed?

How Can I Use AI to Improve Teaching and Learning?