PhD Student, Education
University of California, Irvine
Generative AI in Writing
The release of ChatGPT has rapidly taken over much of the discourse of the writing education community. While reactions to ChatGPT and other generative AI tools are varied, ranging from excitement for the future of AI to fear for the potential consequences of student learning, it remains clear that there is a need to address the use of generative AI in writing classrooms.
This need is one that needs to be addressed immediately and over time. Many of these tools is already public knowledge and widely available for use, necessitating timely investigation into effective ways of using generative AI tools in the classroom. In the long-term, research on best practices with AI literacy pedagogy is also necessary to help not only support students' writing development, but also prepare for students for a world that increasingly values the use of AI in classrooms and in the workplace. As part of the UC Irvine Digital Learning Lab, I seek to work with my lab as well as the broader educational research community to meaningfully contribute toward these efforts.
Supplemental Writing Resources
Writing is complex and challenging for many undergraduate students. Despite writing tasks being commonly assigned to support students' learning and content mastery in disciplinary courses, students often find it difficult to meaningfully engage with writing and perceive themselves as capable writers.
Given the importance of writing across disciplines and careers, it is critical to investigate effective and feasible strategies for supporting students' writing development and instructors' efforts to incorporate writing into their classrooms. My current research focuses on identifying ways in which instructors can feasibly support student writing across the curriculum. Through examining survey data as well as clickstream data within course learning management systems, I seek to explore students' perceptions of and engagement with digital writing resources integrated into undergraduate courses.