The end or the beginning? Reframing the future of writing assignments in the age of AI

A person typing on a laptop with floating digital interfaces, including text, charts, and a small AI robot icon, symbolizing AI integration in technology.

With the rise of ChatGPT, much concern has emerged about the viability and future of writing assignments. In this presentation, Kirk Wilkins presents a framework for reframing the discussion about writing in the age of AI. Grounded in best practices and research, this framework will inspire instructors to renew their teaching practice.


Kirk Wilkins

Kirk Wilkins

Instructional Designer II

Kirk joined Missouri Online in June of 2023 after spending the last several years working in higher education. A former English teacher, he is committed to offering students a meaningful, engaging, and rich learning experience. His interests include authentic or alternative assessments, process-centered teaching, universal design for learning, effective feedback, and the intersections of learning with creativity, user experience design, multimedia, and artificial intelligence.