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Using AI to Enhance Student Writing (CITL Instructor Series)
September 19 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The presenter for this session is Mr. Mark Picco, Instructor and Technical Communications Coordinator, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
Roughly a year ago, the pedagogical landscape was transformed by widespread accessibility to generative AI tools like ChatGPT. The mere existence of such tools was polarizing: some instructors wanted to readily accept whatever AI had to offer students, while others worried that AI misuse would lead to violations of academic integrity. One year later, educators are trying to strike a balance between facilitating student writing using AI and making sure that student work is completed genuinely and ethically.
In this session, Mark Picco, Instructor in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science will discuss how AI tools are best used by students in the writing process. First, the use of AI in producing written content will be examined (and discouraged). The session will also cover two ethical and effective uses of AI: pre-writing and revising. Because all of the AI tools featured in the workshop will be free for students to use, instructors will immediately gain a handy AI toolbox that can be shared with students who are about to undertake written assignments.
This is an online session and it will be recorded. You can join the session 10 minutes before the start time. It is recommended that you attend this session using one of the following internet browsers: Chrome, Microsoft Edge (Chromium) or Firefox.
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