Using AI Tools for Essay Writing…and Not Cheating

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Using AI Tools for Essay Writing…and Not Cheating

8 Students
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.
Programme Overview
Using AI Technology Ethically in Extended Writing 
Delivery Model Online Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 440 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 20th March 2024  
Training dates
Tuesday 23rd April 2024 

1pm – 3pm (UAE Time)
Programme breakdown
  • A 2-hour online, live facilitated session.
  • Participant self-directed personal exercise time.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and meet other delegates via ZOOM.
Platform ZOOM
Target audience

Librarians and Teachers 

Aims of the course

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.
Intended outcomes
  • 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

Sarah Pavey

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Sarah Pavey has worked as a teacher librarian for many years, both in the independent and maintained sectors in the UK. She has published several professional books and is also a co-author of "The Innovative School Librarian". Her new publication “Playing Games in the School Library” was published in September 2021. Sarah has spoken at numerous teaching and library conferences and training events, most recently at the World Education Summit. Sarah holds a post 16 teaching certificate and is involved with the training of teachers and librarians on a regular basis in a variety of areas.

Programme details:

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.

Sarah Pavey
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