Experiences in Training Teachers at Universities in Baja California on Generative AI


Karla Karina Ruiz Mendoza, Ma. Antonia Miramontes Arteaga and Karla Yudit Castillo Villapudua, University Autonomus of Baja California, Mexico


This study explores the integration of generative artificial intelligence, especially models such as ChatGPT, into teacher training, highlighting both the promises and challenges of adopting advanced technologies in an educational context. Through a course titled "Introduction to Generative Artificial Intelligence for Teachers," 97 educators from various universities in Baja California participated, spanning a wide range of ages. The qualitative methodology adopted allowed an in-depth exploration of teachers' perceptions, experiences, and expectations regarding AI in education. Results showed a generally positive evaluation of the course, with significant emphasis on the importance of AI in transforming educational practices. Approximately 41.38% of the comments highlighted the potential of gen AI to support and enhance teaching and learning. Additionally, there was a clear interest in deepening knowledge about AI, as well as a need for ongoing training strategies. However, the study also emphasizes critical reflections on the ethical and practical challenges of integrating AI into education, underscoring the importance of a reflective and ethical approach. The demand for gen AI training by educational institutions indicates a global trend toward the adoption of these technologies. The study concludes with recognition of the potential of AI to enrich pedagogy, provided that the associated risks are considered, and ethical and effective adoption is promoted.


Generative Artificial Intelligence, Education, Teacher Training, Ethical Reflections, Technological Adoption.

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