The use of AI in coursework can sound like a scary thing for professors. We can easily assume that students will use AI to write their papers for them. However, AI is just another tool that students can use to cheat; as we all know, there has been a plethora of avenues students can take if they're determined to cheat. Our goal as educators is to try and reach those students who are on the fence, who are insecure in their writing abilities and might turn to AI out of fear of getting a bad grade. It is our job to create assignments that encourage students to learn about their subject instead of simply writing a paper with perfect grammar and citations.
Artificial intelligence can be used to amplify student learning and foster critical thinking. Being proactive with AI and teaching students how to use it in a way that adds to their educational experience can help prepare them for their careers and avoid misuse of it in future assignments. Here are some ways you can incorporate AI in the classroom:
AI provides a multitude of practical applications for students, whether they be in the classroom or out in the professional world.
AI offers additional assistance for student populations like English Language Learners, first-generation college students, or any student who struggles with writing.