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Seed project: AI for ISP: Proof-of-concept using an AI chatbot to support undergraduate academic writing

The main objective for this seed project is to explore how to use ChatGPT to support students to improve their writing in the first semester of the International Social Science programme.

Project information

Project manager
Christopher High
Other project members
Mohammed Ahmed Taiye, Johanna Velander, Maria Olsén, Johan Vaide, Anders Persson, Elvis Bisong Tambe, Khaled Matar, Rihards Okmanis, Heiko Fritz.
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University
Linnaeus Knowledge Environment: Digital Transformations
Aug 2023 - Dec 2023
Peace and development studies (Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences)

More about the project

Large language models such as ChatGPT have caused significant debate within Higher Education. While academic integrity has been a focus, there is also considerable interest in the potential of the technology amongst university teachers. The question is how this potential can be realised within the framework of existing programmes in order to support teaching and learning.

The project brings together an interdisciplinary team to develop and test a prototype chatbot in the ISP programme. The project will create a foundation for scaling up these ideas in teaching and practice in 2024.

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What is a seed project?

A seed project is a minor project funded by a knowledge environment or a research group at the university. The aim is to launch and promote excellent research. Depending on the financier, a seed project may be to idenfify new or deepen existing collaborations, preferably cross-disciplinary ones, to explore possible research issues in a feasibility study, to collect empirical material, or to write an application for external funding.

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