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1. Use of ChatGPT and Learning Ethics



Use of ChatGPT and Learning Ethics  [Center for Teaching & Learning(2023)]

(Presenter: Bae Sang-hoon, Professor of Education,  Han Seo-hyun of the Department of Korean Language and Literature,and Lee Yong-sang of the Department of Chemical and Polymer Engineering)



(1) Tips for using Chat GPT
  • "If you don't know, tell me you don't know "
  • "Please Answer me step by step"

       +  Ask questions in English 


(2) How to ask a good question
  • Unlike people, Chat GPT is weak in context, so it is important to ask good questions
  • Don't blindly ask too broad questions when asking questions
  • Ask questions while presenting various conditions and contexts I want to know


(3) ChatGPT and Copyright Issues
  • Identifying and Using the Source


(4) ChatGPT and Reliability Issues
  • If existing knowledge or results are incorrect, incorrect answers can be derived → It's important that you always try to verify it
  • Triangular Verification: A study that uses three different operational definitions to identify a subject

        ① Reflective Thinking

        ② Critical Thinking

        ③ Creative Thinking

  • You should also develop the ability to critically accept and validate the information provided by ChatGPT


(5) ChatGPT and Learning Ethics
  • A university community based on learning ethics and trust is needed

      → It is important to use Chat GPT correctly so that you do not verify the use of ChatGPT



2. What is academic ethics?

Academic ethics refers to the ethical principles that students must adhere to throughout their learning process at the university, including attending classes, completing and submitting assignments, and taking exams.
The pursuit of truth is the ultimate goal of academic exploration, which requires not only analytical skills, creative problem-solving abilities, and comprehensive understanding, but also academic and research ethics.


Source: Academic Ethics Guide (Research Ethics Information Center)



3. Possible issues with using ChatGPT

① Plagiarism
  • ChatGPT generates new content based on what it has learned from its dataset, which could lead to potential copyright infringement and plagiarism issues.
② Lack of fact-checking
  • OpenAI warns that ChatGPT might provide inaccurate or meaningless answers. ChatGPT is based on an algorithm that learns from the vast amount of information, patterns, and contexts on the internet to generate natural-sounding sentences.
③ Reinforcement of biases
  • Repeated learning from the dataset can also strengthen biases, which may exacerbate societal discrimination, such as gender bias and occupational prejudice.



4. ChatGPT and Academic ethics

(1) Submitting ChatGPT-generated content as your own work is considered to be academic cheating
  • Using someone else's writing, book, or source without proper attribution in your assignments is considered plagiarism. Just as copying answers from other sources is not allowed,
  • submitting content generated by ChatGPT is considered unethical behavior.
  • Moreover, ChatGPT has limitations, as it can generate incorrect information and occasionally produce harmful instructions or biased content.



(2) Excerpt from ChatGPT's advice on proper usage
  • Use it to supplement your learning: Don't rely solely on chatbots for information
  • Verify information: Don't assume that chatbots always provide accurate information.
    Verify any information you receive from chatbots with other sources.
  • Remember, responsible use of chatbots in school can be a valuable tool for learning
    but it requires mindfulness and ethical responsibility.


Source: Sungkyunkwan University Educational Development Center Teaching Tips: ChatGPT and Academic Ethics (2023.3.10)



5. Unethical academic behaviors

  • Plagiarism: Stealing someone else's writing, patchwriting, idea theft, unauthorized use of tables/graphs, and other materials
  • Fabrication: Distorting literature content, manipulating or omitting data, manipulating research methods
  • Purchasing or transferring assignments
  • Forgery


Source: Academic Ethics Guide (Research Ethics Information Center)