Using AI Tools for Essay Writing…and Not Cheating
- Created By Sarah Pavey
- Last Updated October 23rd, 2023
NOTE: For our e-learning training you will require a connection with camera and microphone ability. When training, cameras are expected to be on, and when asked to respond via the chat, comments to be added. This is to show engagement and attendance. If there is no camera or engagement certification cannot be issued.
Using AI Technology Ethically in Extended Writing
|Online Face to Face session
|What is Included
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 20th March 2024
Tuesday 23rd April 2024
1pm – 3pm (UAE Time)
Librarians and Teachers
This course will help you deliver to your students:
- An understanding of how AI tools can be used ethically whether within school or at home to assist with extended writing projects
- A wider range of AI technology than just Chat GPT so specific sites can be used for specific elements in the essay writing process
- A knowledge of the depth of vocabulary and understanding of a topic needed to use AI tools effectively and with academic integrity.
To understand how to use AI technology ethically
To know which AI tools to use for different aspects of extended writing
To learn more about finding authentic information to use in essay writing through the use of AI
There has been a huge explosion in the availability of mainly free AI technology which aids the writing process and this has worried educators and assessors that it will encourage students to cheat. However, used correctly, just as with using the internet ethically, these tools can help students to be more creative in their writing by reducing the cognitive load on the mundane routine tasks.
This short course will explore different products to assist with forming research questions, drafting outlines for academic writing and finding authentic resources to underpin research. It will also cover academic integrity and the creation of references and bibliographies using freely available websites. Overall, this course will show AI is not a threat but an enhancement to academic writing if used skilfully.
The course will be divided into 4 sections, each approximately half an hour long
Session 1: The scope and ethics of AI tools in academic writing
What is this technology and what can it do? What are the pros and cons of using it in essay writing? How do we avoid students using copy and paste?
Session 2: Structuring extended writing using AI tools
Developing a research question, drafting outlines, understanding the importance of vocabulary in obtaining the information you need, personalising the outcome.
*5 minute comfort break*
Session 3: Finding and recording research evidence
Using AI to find authentic academic papers, avoiding pitfalls, checking for integrity, citing and referencing resources, summarising academic references in your essay context and personalisation. (This session will be slightly longer).
Session 4: What’s not cheating?
Learning about some current advice from examination boards such as International Baccalaureate, Joint Council for Qualifications (UK), Australian Curriculum regarding AI use, future developments in AI tools
Plenary and opportunity to discuss issues in your school, questions etc
* Times are UAE 1:00pm to 3:00pm via ZOOM.