Learning & Education Advancement Fund Plus (LEAF+)
2023 LEAF+ Project Theme: Generative AI in Teaching and Learning
In conjunction with the current call for Expressions of Interest for the Learning & Education Advancement Fund (LEAF), the Office of the Vice-Provost, Innovations in Undergraduate Education (OVPIUE) welcomes proposals for projects addressing the theme of Generative AI in Teaching and Learning. Given the potential impacts, opportunities and challenges of this emergent technology for the ways our course instructors and students engage in learning, the OVPIUE is interested in Seed Grant projects to help inform the community’s use in pedagogical contexts.
Example project areas include:
- Developing assessment and pedagogical methods that leverage opportunities, or respond to issues, created by the technology.
- Creating activities for learners that utilize the technology.
- Raising student digital literacy/awareness on appropriate use of generative AI tools.
- Developing approaches that use the technology for formative feedback.
- Responding to disciplinary specific concerns/opportunities.
- Other related topics.
Funding recipients in this category will form a cross-disciplinary network, meeting periodically to share insights as new approaches using or responding to AI in teaching and learning are prototyped across the projects. This early exploration will serve as a conduit for feedback to OVPIUE on instructors’ experiences piloting new strategies and methods. Given the rapidly changing landscape (platforms, capabilities, norms), proposed projects should be agile and include components that are platform and tool agnostic, wherever possible. Emphasis should be given to pedagogical considerations, both practical and conceptual, in order to surface key learning in this new context for others within the community.
Updates on LEAF+ Generative AI in Teaching and Learning Projects
2023 LEAF+ projects are now underway. Findings from the projects will be disseminated with the U of T community in a showcase event in winter 2024. To learn more about LEAF+ contact email@example.com.
Visit the ChatGPT and Generative AI in the Classroom Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more information about Generative AI in the classroom.