Teaching Writing With and About Artificial Intelligence
I put together a few resources for teachers of all kinds who are looking to teach writing with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, such as ChatGPT. If you find other useful articles or tools that are openly accessible online, please send them my way. I'd love to include them on this page.
Articles about Chat GPT and AI
- “A.I. Writing and Academic Integrity,” podcast episode by Alex Helberg, Calvin Pollak, and Sophie Wadzak (Re:Verb podcast, Nov 11, 2022)
- “Teaching Experts Are Worried About ChatGPT, but Not for the Reasons You Think,” Beth McMurtrie (The Chronicle, Dec 13, 2022)
- “Guest Post: AI Will Augment, Not Replace,” Marc Watkins (Inside Higher Ed, Dec 14, 2022)
- “Update Your Course Syllabus for chatGPT,” Ryan Watkins (Medium, Dec 18, 2023)
- “How About We Put Learning at the Center? The ongoing freak-out about ChatGPT sent me back to considering the fundamentals,” John Warner (Inside Higher Ed, Jan 04, 2023)
- “A college student created an app that can tell whether AI wrote an essay,” Emma Bowman (NPR, Jan 9, 2023)
- “Academic experts offer advice on ChatGPT,” Susan D’Agostino (Inside Higher Ed, Jan 12, 2023)
- “AI: Arguing its Place in Higher Education,” Jonathan Dempsey (Higher Education Digest, Jan 18, 2023)
- “Exclusive Insider Tips for College Professors: How to Work with ChatGPT in the Classroom,” Estee Beck (Medium, Jan 18, 2023)
- “Why I’m Not Scared of ChatGPT: The limits of The Technology are Where The Real Writing Begins,” Christopher Grobe (The Chronicle, Jan 18, 2023)
- “Scores of Stanford students used ChatGPT on final exams, survey suggests,” Mark Allen Cu and Sebastian Hochman (The Stanford Daily, Jan 22, 2023)
- “Worried About ChatGPT? Don’t Be,” Heta Thacker (Inside Higher Ed, Jan 23, 2023)
- "What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work?" Stephen Wolfram (Writings, Wolfram website, Feb 14, 2023)
- Twitter explanation of how ChatGPT works like a "Markov Chain" by Vishal Misra
- ChatGPT: Ask it a question and it responds. Ask it to write a paper and it does so given whatever parameters you’ve provided in your question.
- Elicit: Ask Elicit a research question and it returns a list of academic articles and sources with short summaries of each, and a summary of the top 3-4 most relevant sources in its table.
- Explainpaper: Upload a pdf of an academic article, then highlight passages for the AI to explain to you.
- GPTZero: Paste in the questionable text and it will tell you its relative likelihood that it is generated by an AI, such as ChatGPT, by providing two indices, the text’s average perplexity of its sentences (i.e. the randomness of the sentences, mostly by length) and the text’s burstiness (i.e. the variation in sentence complexity across the sample). The lower the perplexity and burstiness, the more likely the text was generated by an AI.
- TalktoBooks: Ask it a question and it searches the over 100,000 books it has for the most likely passages that give the answer, or a part of it.
- BearlyAi: This is an app that you load on your computer and it accesses a range of AI tools on the web. The short video on the front page explains how the tool works and a couple of the key AI tools in it.
- Glasp: This Google add on does a few things. One is that you can highlight text on webpages, then ask it to produce an AI summary using your highlighted texts.
- Perplexity: This AI provides short answers to questions, and provides the sources of each part of its response from the Internet. You can ask follow-up questions too.
- Statement on Artificial Intelligence Writing Tools in Writing Across the Curriculum Settings, Association for Writing Across the Curriculum
- Elsevier's "The Use of AI and AI-assisted Technologies in Scientific Writing" on their Publishing Ethics page
- Francisco Community College Library resources on AI and ChatGPT. There’s a ton of interesting stuff here. (tweeted to me by Jennifer Walsh Marr, @MarrWalsh)
- AI Text Generators – A Collection of Resources, created by Nadia Jaramillo Cherrez (shared by Nadia with me)
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