Generative AI

Please note: The field of generative AI is rapidly evolving. Consequently, some of the information in this article might become outdated by the time you read it. We endeavor to present the latest developments, but the fast-paced nature of this technology can lead to changes that occur after publication.

Generative AI is an exciting type of machine learning that allows computers to generate new content, including text, images, videos, and music, that is often indistinguishable from content created by humans. This technology has the potential to revolutionize education by creating realistic virtual environments for learning, facilitating research, generating content and developing innovative lesson plans. However, it is essential to recognize that generative AI is not without its challenges, notably its potential misuse by students to generate content for assignments and assessments.

This Generative AI Resources page has been curated to provide you with a range of high-quality resources to enhance your understanding of generative AI and its applications in higher education.

In addition to the curated resources, we are also providing examples of ChatGPT responses to commonly asked questions in higher education. These examples are intended to help professors and other educators better understand the capabilities of generative AI and to spark ideas for how it might be used in the classroom. We encourage you to explore these examples and consider how generative AI might be used to enhance your teaching and research.

What is Generative AI?

  • What is generative AI? An AI explains – World Economic Forum
    • This article from the World Economic Forum uses generative AI like ChatGPT and Midjourney to explain what generative AI is. This provides both a description of the technology and an opportunity to view what it can produce.
  • What is generative AI? – McKinsey and Company
    • This article uses very simple, concise language to explain generative AI, including some of the more common generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Dall-E. 
  • Why the ChatGPT AI Chatbot Is Blowing Everybody’s Mind – CNET
    • This article from tech company CNET looks specifically at the rise of ChatGPT as of late and how it is being used in various industries, including higher ed.
  • What Is ChatGPT and How Is It Used in Education? – Education Week
    • This article from Education Week focuses exclusively on the use of ChatGPT in higher education. 

Student Use, Cheating, Responses in Higher Ed

Uses for Teaching


Review a few examples we have provided that show prompts and ChatGPT-generated responses, along with some expert analysis of the responses.


View recorded events held by MSU-Denver regarding generative AI and related topics.