Teaching Writing in the Age of ChatGPT
The impact of artificial intelligence on how we teach writing and how our students produce writing is uncertain. However, there is no need to panic; Writing Studies has effectively– and even productively–responded to new technology before. From the introduction of everything from pencils and typewriters (Baron) to computers (Hawisher & Selfe) to multimedia tools (Akayoglu), writing theorists and teachers ultimately adapted to these new inventions and learned to use them effectively.
In the spirit of theoretically informed teaching practices, the UMass Amherst Writing Program offers this webpage to all teachers of writing—from teachers of Englwrit 111 Writing, Identity, and Power and Englwrit 112 College Writing, to instructors of Junior Year Writing, to faculty who incorporate writing-to-learn strategies into their disciplinary courses. This site provides pedagogical resources, research related to technology and the teaching of writing, a selection of best practices and more, all chosen to help you navigate this new era of teaching writing in the age of ChatGPT.