The WAC Repository, a collaboration between the WAC Clearinghouse and the Association for Writing Across the Curriculum, is pleased to announce the release of its collection, TextGenEd: Teaching with Text Generation Technologies. Edited by Annette Vee, Tim Laquintano, and Carly Schnitzler, this digital collection addresses Generative AI, perhaps the most influential technology in writing in decades. TextGenEd features undergraduate-level assignments to support students' AI literacy, rhetorical and ethical engagements, creative exploration, and professional writing, along with an Introduction to guide instructors' understanding and their selection of what to emphasize in their courses.
The editors of TextGenEd argue that generative AI may be the most influential technology in writing in decades—nothing since the word processor has promised as much impact. Publicly-accessible Large Language Models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT have enabled students, teachers, and professional writers to generate writing indirectly, via prompts, and this writing can be calibrated for different audiences, contexts and genres. At the cusp of this moment defined by AI, TextGenEd collects early experiments in pedagogy with generative text technology, including but not limited to AI.
This open-access and peer-reviewed collection features 34 undergraduate-level assignments that can help writing teachers integrate text generation technologies into their courses and respond to this crucial moment. Contributors include:
View TextGenEd at in the WAC Repository at https://wac.colostate.edu/repository/collections/textgened/.