Artificial Intelligence-based writing evaluation for English academic writing

Panelist: Daniel Murcia 

The increasing presence of Artificial Intelligence in our lives can’t be denied. Whether in social media, jobs, transportation, or hobbies we have had some approach to it. But what is its impact on English language teaching, academic writing, and education? How does AI affect the relationship between students and teachers? Is it useful in the academic field? Find out the answers to these questions.

Watch this free webinar to learn more about this trending topic, which will be helpful for your classes. This time, Daniel Murcia shares the outcomes of a project developed to study if Artificial Intelligence was beneficial for teachers' grades and students' feedback. Remember that after viewing it you can scan the QR code to get a certificate.

Daniel Murcia is an applied linguist and educator with 15 years of experience in higher education and educational management and administration. Chair in academic councils and former director of the undergraduate bilingual and English Language Teaching program at Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. Author in the fields of Discourse Analysis, Language Assessment Literacy, Human Language Technology, and AI/NLP.

Is Artificial Intelligence useful in academic writing?

AI algorithms, such as GPT Artificial Intelligence, can assist in the academic writing process of language learners. Teachers can also use Automated Writing Evaluation to correct essays or other types of text. Even if we are still learning how to properly employ these tools, it is worth it to analyze how they affect the interaction between teachers and students, as well as the learning process.

To do that, Daniel explains the study developed in the context of a Colombian undergraduate program of English language teachers, which was about the implementation of the Machine Learning-based platform: Intellimetric, applied to a course for academic writing.

Based on qualitative-data-driven instruments, the course tutors’ insights on this innovative practice, and students' comments, he shares his findings. For example, if the feedback provided by AI was enough for students' improvement, if teachers felt comfortable with this platform, individualization, human interaction, etc. 

So, if somehow you want to implement AI in your classes, this talk will be of great interest to you.

Watch the video and scan the QR code to get a certificate!

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