Using Instructional AI to Improve Critical Thinking, Engagement, and Metacognition

Learn how fellow Iowa State instructors are utilizing an alternative to the Canvas discussion board and writing tool that frees up their time while increasing the engagement and critical thinking in their courses.

  • Use AI in an effective and pedagogically sound way.
  • Use AI to the student’s advantage (improving academic writing skills), the instructor’s advantage (saving time on grading, streamlining the grading/feedback process, and giving students instant feedback and coaching on their writing), and the classroom’s advantage (increasing engagement inside and outside of the traditional classroom and improving students’ critical thinking skills).