SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — With the popularity of ChatGPT spreading like wildfire in South Korea, the education sector is stepping up to establish measures to prevent its abuse.
Sejong University announced to students that while it will allow the use of ChatGPT as a reference for studying, using it to turn in reports is prohibited, and students who are caught will receive a failing grade.
The measure comes after an international school in the greater Seoul area received an English report written with ChatGPT last month.
Colleges are deeply concerned with countermeasures ahead of the new semester. Some faculty members have made preliminary announcements in their course syllabus, prior to the school’s official notice.
The general response by education authorities is that rather than coming up with specific countermeasures, it will focus on educating students about digital ethics, and continue discussions and research on the usage of artificial intelligence (AI) technology for education.
The Ministry of Education, for one, held an open debate among employees about the use of ChatGPT twice this month, the first among all government agencies.
“We need to think about how to use ChatGPT for education,” said Na Eun-seo, a senior official at the education ministry.
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