Journal of Aviation/Aerospace Education & Research





Key words

AI, ChatGPT, LLM, Bloom's Taxonomy


This paper explores the potential applications of ChatGPT, a powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) large language model (LLM) developed by OpenAI, for aviation education applications. The authors provide an overview of ChatGPT and its unique features, such as accessibility, conversational abilities, and personalized learning capabilities. The scalability of ChatGPT allows individualized and personalized instruction, a revolutionary aspect that can potentially enhance the student learning experience. This applied research employed an exploratory design to investigate ChatGPT's potential applications to enhance learning at varied levels of learning. The study investigated four research questions: (1) How can ChatGPT be used by students to support learning at each stage of Bloom’s Taxonomy?; (2) How can teachers use ChatGPT to enhance student engagement in the learning process at each stage of Bloom’s Taxonomy?; (3) What are the potential risks related to using ChatGPT as an educational resource?; and (4) What student guidelines or policies should be in place regarding the use of ChatGPT for learning? The authors provide specific recommendations for entering ChatGPT queries, along with practical application samples that have been tested using the platform. Generalized guidance and policy for the educational use of ChatGPT is also provided. The findings of this project prepare instructors to apply AI LLM resources to enhance aviation education and provide recommendations for its effective and ethical use by both faculty and students. Overall, this paper equips aviation educators with the necessary knowledge to leverage the power of ChatGPT to improve instructional outcomes.



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