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ChatGPT helpful or harmful for teaching rhetoric?

Read here about our full webinar series on AI in the Classroom 

The first workshop in this series will provide attendees with an introduction to chat GPT, a powerful communication tool that offers a wide range of benefits. Through a combination of interactive activities and expert presentations, attendees will become familiar with the basic functionality of chat GPT and learn how to use it effectively to streamline communication and collaborate more effectively with team members. Whether you're a seasoned tech user or a complete beginner, this workshop is designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to get the most out of chat GPT. So come join us and get ready to start chatting. (Created by ChatGPT). 

Honestly, let’s start with our own chat by sharing what we have heard, learned, and tried so far.

DAY: Tuesday, April 11th, 2023





Frank Romanelli

Frank Romanelli is an associate teaching professor of writing and rhetoric at the University of Rhode Island   He teaches live, blended, and online classes and coordinates the concurrent enrollment program for writing and rhetoric. He is a member of The National Association of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and a board member of the New England Association of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NEACEP).


About this Webinar Series

This series will explore our understanding of AI literacy and the impacts of AI on media education by discussing the benefits and challenges brought on by AI’s growing presence in the classroom.

What are the impacts of AI in education and media literacy? Should we use AI in the classroom? What does it mean to be AI-literate?

This new AI webinar series from the Media Education Lab explores the potential range of affordances and challenges associated with AI and its implementation as a tool for media education. In particular, the webinars will discuss the use of AI to enhance or hinder the educational experience, the impact of AI on teaching and learning, and the implications of AI-driven technologies such as search engines, chats, images, and videos. The discussion will delve into the ethical implications of AI in media education, including issues of privacy, data security, and copyrights. As part of each session, the webinar series will provide practical advice for educators on how we can best utilize AI in the classroom.

Disclosure: This description was edited from a result on’s AI-chat


For more information or if you wish to present in this series, please contact:

Jocelyn Young, Webinar Series Manager |

Devina Sarwatay, Webinar Series Manager  |