More Chatbot Uses

Folks, I take back any criticism I made of the chatbot because I discovered that it’s really great at writing long, utterly meaningless “rubrics.” I had no idea what rubrics were until yesterday when it transpired that I will have to write a bunch of them. Now that I discovered that the chatbot can churn them out like a crazy monkey, I’m in heaven. Here is an example:

Rubric for Final Exam in “Introduction to Hispanic Civilization”:

I. Content Knowledge:

  • Demonstrates understanding of key concepts and historical events related to Hispanic civilization (50%)
  • Provides specific examples and details to support arguments (25%)
  • Integrates course readings and lectures into responses (25%)

II. Critical Thinking:

  • Formulates well-developed arguments with clear thesis statements (30%)
  • Analyzes and evaluates primary and secondary sources (30%)
  • Demonstrates ability to synthesize information from multiple sources (20%)

III. Writing Skills:

  • Writing is clear, organized, and coherent (20%)
  • Proper use of grammar, spelling, and punctuation (10%)

IV. Final Exam Specifics:

  • Follows directions and answers all questions (5%)
  • Exam is completed in allotted time (5%)

Total Points: 100

Note: The percentages assigned to each category are meant to be used as a guideline and can be adjusted based on the importance placed on each category by the instructor.

I have no idea what any of this means because I can’t force my brain to process this bureaucra-speak. But who cares? I’ll get the chatbot to create a mountain of these and bury our administrators.


9 thoughts on “More Chatbot Uses

  1. The comment one of our senior administrators recently made on the AI/bot topic was “we played with it a bit and it is really good at writing mission statements”. 🙂

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    1. I can’t wait for the next stage where the bureaucrat workplaces will be phased out and given to the bot. Let the bots communicate with each other and leave us in peace to do actual work.

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  2. Reflecting on the fact that, until very recently, in the world of language teaching with which I am familiar, a rubric referred to the words above an exercise: “Translate the following sentences into Italian”, “Listen to the dialogue and then answer questions 1-5”, “Read the text below and choose the correct option (a-c)”. What people are now calling a rubric is what I used to call, again until two minutes ago, “Summary of expected learning outcomes”.
    I guess it takes Americans in academia to ruin a perfectly good word and ply it to their own perverse practices…


  3. “Write a rubric for a final exam in the course titled”

    I wonder if it can do a Bologna style syllabus…. with its various and incredibly stupid codes and ‘learning outcomes’ and other inanities….
    This could save me hours of stupid…. which I’ll just spend on stupid stuff, but… my stupid stuff.

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