When faced with AI writing programs, teach students to edit: Opinion


In a recent editorial for Inside Higher Ed, Rachel Elliott Rigolino discusses how the appearance of AI writing programs like ChatGPT should prompt writing instructors to teach their students how to be good editors. Rigolino writes that students need to learn to be critical readers who can check texts for accuracy and pay attention to detail. While academic integrity should be discussed with students, instructors should encourage students to critically examine the use of AI writing technologies by demonstrating the limitations of these technologies. “[The role of AI-generated writing is] likely already a settled matter in the business world,” writes Rigolino. “This means educators would do well to find a way not only to live with the technology but also to incorporate it into our pedagogies.”

Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)