Reflective Insights, Ethics, & Critical Thinking: A ChatGPT Experiment in Leadership Education

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ILA Intersections


Every other summer since 2015, I (Jenkins) have taught a seven-week graduate elective titled “LOS 651 Technology in Society” for Master of Leadership Studies students. The course explores the social implications, values, and policy decisions surrounding technological change. Students analyze arguments about how technology affects our lives and leadership. Learning activities include studying Society and Technological Change (Volti, 2017) and examining technological impacts on leadership and humanity. Major activities involve knowledge acquisition, guided reflections, and a learning project. From 2015-2021, 50% of the final grade was based on the “New Technology – Learn and Share Project,” where students selected a technology, documented their learning journey, and created a final video.