One of the best ways to learn anything is to teach others.
Teaching forces us to make sure we deeply understand a topic and can explain it in our own words. Whether you're a teacher, instructional designer, student or employee chances are you'll need to teach others.
The problem is the process of creating effective teaching materials can take ages even if we know the topic really well.
So in today's video I'm going to share how I've been using ChatGPT with Vision and DALLE-3 to quickly create effective teaching materials that make learning stick.
I've included all of the prompts in this video in the description below so you can steal them for yourself.
So let's jump into it.
In this example, I'm going to be taking a book that I want to teach my sales team. In this case, it's the Ultimate Sales letter from Dan S. Kennedy.
I've uploaded those three or four photographs from the book, and then I've combined that with a written text prompt. In this case, I'm asking ChatGPT to summarize the key points from those four book pages, and then I also wanted to output a 20 minute lesson that I can use to teach some of my sales team effectively.
Now for things like sales training, which are pretty much soft skills based, we want to make sure that the teaching session is engaging so that those sales professionals actually retain the information that I'm teaching.
So I'm going to add in a prompt here that says:
Create a 20 minute lesson. And I want you to use Gagne's Nine Events of instruction with immersion learning
This will then follow a structure in this case, Gagne's nine events of instruction to make sure that our teaching session is structured and the type of teaching we're doing is immersive and interactive and uses things like active recall, which really gets the learners thinking and using things in practical terms so that that information sticks.
And as you can see, ChatGPT does a really great job of taking those book pages, summarizing them and then generating this nine step teaching lesson. But if I want to copy and paste this, what I might then do is ask it to turn this into a table format that I can then paste into something like an Excel document so that I can deliver a teaching session or I can deliver that to my sales manager and he can then do that sales teaching himself following that instructional table.
Now, one of the big problems with creating any type of content for learners is that we often use one source in this case, those book pages. And then we want to try and create multiple different mediums in order to teach our learners. So for example, we might want to create a lesson, but we might also want to create something like a podcast or a quick audio file that people can listen to on the go.
So here, what we can do is we can use ChatGPT again, and we can now ask it to create a short two to three minute podcast style script, which then I or one of my team can read out, or we can use some text to speech tools like 11 labs or Amazon Polly to actually create that really quickly and then deliver that as part of the lesson so that people can listen to things after the lesson has finished and consolidate their knowledge further.
So again, we're simply going to use the prompt here:
Turn the lesson into a short two to three minute podcast.
So this is all pretty cool. And the outputs we're getting are awesome. And we've already created two pieces of content in just a few minutes from our book pages, which normally would take absolutely ages to transcribe or to think up something ourselves.
But with any effective teaching, we want to make sure that it's assessment based and it's interactive and that learning sticks. So what we can do here is we can ask ChatGPT to create some scenario based learning activities with assessments, and we can also ask it to generate a learning rubric so that we have.
Some kind of system for assessing learners performance with things like soft skills. We often need to grade people against a rubric. And so it's really helpful to generate. But normally, if we were making this up ourselves, we'd have to spend ages looking at how to create a rubric, thinking about the best scoring systems, and then generate that and output it along with the lesson, which can take absolutely ages.
If I'm creating this for my sales team, ChatGPT can do it in a few seconds by using a prompt just like the one you can see on screen now. There are lots of great ways to create assessments, from having ChatGPT generate multiple choice questions to having it generate roleplay scenarios that learners can either work through in their own time or structure an actual roleplay using ChatGPT.
Another thing that we can do here is to create a PowerPoint presentation which learners can then take away and review in their own time. And we can turn our existing lesson into a PowerPoint slide really quickly using VBA code and a quick prompt into ChatGPT.
I've asked ChatGPT to turn that lesson into a slide PowerPoint deck using VBA, which I can then copy and paste directly into Microsoft PowerPoint.
And like magic, it will generate all of the slides. But at the moment, these are all text based and they look a little bit boring. So let's see if we can make them pop a little bit more. So to create some images directly in ChatGPT, we can head over to DALL-E 3 and then we can paste in our lesson plan and ask ChatGPT to generate images that match those lessons.
And as you can see, it will output four images at once, and then ask us if we would like to generate more. Now, the beauty of DALL-E 3 in ChatGPT is we can actually work in a conversational way with ChatGPT to optimize these images, change them and keep them consistent or do whatever we want to make them as engaging as possible.
So for these, we can copy and paste them into our PowerPoint slide, and we can also incorporate them into the lessons that we're using to teach as well. So there you have it. In just a few minutes, we've created a lesson. We've got a rubric. We've got an assessment. We've got a podcast. We've got a PowerPoint presentation, and we've got a bunch of images all from just a few snaps of a few book pages that we wanted to turn into a teaching session for our learners.
Now you can really dial this up and I've been using it for everything from teaching my sales team as in this example, to even just teaching myself if I want to make sure I'm making learning stick from a book I've read or from a YouTube video or from any medium where I'm looking to learn something from.
In summary it took me 7 minutes.
- I took 4 images from a book.
➢ "No biggie."
- I asked it to summarize the content.
➢ "Meh, we've seen that before."😐
- I asked it to design a 20-minute lesson around those pages.
➢ I told it to combine Gagne's 9 Events of Instruction with Immersion learning.
➢ "That's pretty cool." 😎
- I asked it to make a podcast on the topic.
➢ "Wait, what?!"🤯
- I asked it to create an assessment based on the lesson.
➢ And scenario-based learning activities.
➢ And a rubric.
➢ "Ah! Things are getting out of control now." 😂
- I asked it to turn the lesson into a set of slides. I put the description of those slides into Gamma and autogenerated a slide deck.
➢ "That's just crazy." 🤪
- I asked ChatGPT to summarize everything. Then, I popped it into ChatGPT + Dall-E 3.
➢ I asked it to generate images suitable for that lesson.
➢ "Ok, that's it. I'm out!"