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A Breath of Artificial Fresh Air for Journal Writing: Can AI Contribute?

With Sharon Coyle

This demonstration will show how the presenter encouraged students in a Performa MTP (Master Teacher Program) course to use artificial intelligence when composing their journal entries with the goal of providing an opportunity to use and better understand the potentials and pitfalls of tools like ChatGPT as support for writing assignments. 

Feedback from self-assessments indicates that two goals were met: a clearer understanding of AI tools and their impact on student work, as well as a potential leveling of the playing field between more and less confident writers.

The same goals could be addressed at the Cegep level: providing an opportunity for your students to grapple with AI use and allowing sanctioned access to a tool that might help struggling writers.

Looking at AI through this narrow focus of journal writing will allow us to begin to imagine the role AI may play in our students’ lives in the future.  

Partners and funding

These webinars and resources are part of a project funded by the ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec, under the responsibility of Professor Sawsen Lakhal (University of Sherbrooke). This project aims to support teachers in the development of their digital competency.