Have you used ChatGPT, the AI language “chatbot”, to assist in your training design yet? This technology has the potential to revolutionize the way we create content, including within the training industry, making your job easier and your learners’ experiences more enjoyable.
When used alongside a Courseware Distribution Platform (CDP), trainers, administrators, and designers can use ChatGPT to bolster their training efforts.
What is ChatGPT?
Before we dig into the advantages of using ChatGPT for your training, you might not have even heard of the technology yet — we’ll give you a quick rundown.
It’s a newly released technology that functions like a chatbot, but is driven by artificial intelligence and continues to improve the more people use it. Anyone can ask it a question or give it a command, and ChatGPT will generate text responses in real time. For example, you could ask “What is the middle name of the current U.S. president?” and learn the answer is Robinette. Or you could request it to write a poem about Mimeo (we did, and it’s beautiful).
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Re-Phrasing Content for Learners
As a trainer, it is crucial to understand that every learner has different learning needs and preferences. Some learners may need more clarification and repetition of a concept before they fully understand it, while others may need a more engaging and interactive learning experience. ChatGPT can help trainers in this regard by rephrasing content for learners who are struggling to grasp the material. This can help ensure that all learners have a better understanding of the information being presented, leading to improved learning outcomes.
To use ChatGPT for rephrasing content, trainers simply type in the original text and specify what changes they would like to make. For example, they might ask ChatGPT to rephrase a sentence in simpler language or to provide an alternative explanation of a concept. ChatGPT will then generate new text that is tailored to the learner’s needs, helping to increase their understanding of the material.
For virtual learning sessions, trainers can quickly insert the information into ChatGPT and respond to their learners immediately via email or a chat feature, if their training technology has one.
Shortening Concepts and Sentences
In training, it is important to present information in a clear and concise manner. This can be challenging, especially when working with complex concepts or detailed explanations. ChatGPT can help trainers shorten their content and simplify it for learners. This is especially useful when creating slide presentations, as trainers can use ChatGPT to generate shorter sentences and bullet points that are easy for learners to understand and remember.
To use ChatGPT for shortening concepts and sentences, trainers provide the tool with their original text and ask it to simplify the content. The result is a shorter and more concise version of the text, which trainers can then use in their presentations. You can even have it simplify concepts to a specific number of characters.
If using a CDP, trainers can update their content with the new material in real time, ensuring that their learners receive the new information quickly.
Outlines are a powerful tool in training, as they provide a roadmap for what will be covered and help learners understand the structure and flow of the material. However, creating effective outlines can be challenging, especially when working with complex or technical topics. ChatGPT can help trainers create effective outlines by generating bullet points and headings based on the material being covered.
To use ChatGPT for creating outlines, trainers provide the information they would like to include in their outline and ask it to come up with bullet points and headings. ChatGPT will then create an outline that is easy to follow and understand, helping learners stay focused and engaged during the training session.
Asking Effective Questions
Asking effective questions is an important aspect of training, as it helps learners understand and internalize the material. However, coming up with questions that are relevant, challenging, and engaging can be difficult, especially when working with complex or technical topics. ChatGPT can help trainers come up with questions that are relevant and challenging, making it easier to engage learners and ensure they have a better understanding of the material.
Trainers can provide ChatGPT with the information they want to ask questions for, and ask it to come up with some questions. Trainers can use these questions to engage learners and assess their understanding of the material.
ChatGPT is a powerful technology that has the potential to revolutionize the training industry. By rephrasing content for learners, making text more concise, creating outlines, and coming up with engaging questions, the AI tool can make training materials more effective.
When paired with Mimeo Digital’s CDP, trainers and administrators can make these text updates swiftly and easily, ensuring their learners — no matter where they are in the world — receive the most up-to-date and helpful information.