AI & Writing Resources
Through my research and teaching, especially as the co-instructor of ENGL 222X: AI and Writing at Iowa State University, I've created immersive activities and practical workshops to educate students and instructors on using AI responsibly and effectively.
Open-Access Prompt Engineering Activity
I designed an advanced prompt engineering activity for my students in ENGL 222X: AI and Writing. I'm happy to share it with other instructors who want to promote AI literacies in their classes. This activity can easily be modified for any course — and I'd be happy to provide guidance on implementing it if you reach out!
AI Ethics Tutoring Prompt, Student Guide, and Instructor Guide

Dr. Abram Anders and I developed a set of materials to support the ethical use of AI in academic settings:

AI Ethics: Instructor Guide — This document provides a copy of our AI Tutoring Prompt and three different lesson plans you can use to teach AI Ethics in your courses. You can create a copy and adapt it freely for your own use.

AI Ethics: Student Guide — This document provides an overview of issues students should learn about to use AI ethically for learning. This format is suitable for use as a student handout. You can create a copy and adapt it freely for your own use.

AI Ethics Tutoring Prompt — In our Substack post, we share a full prompt that can be pasted into your favorite generative AI tool to guide you through an ethical discussion with an AI "tutor."

Generative AI Creative Projects

Our AI & Writing students made some impressive final projects using a variety of AI tools. I'm so proud of what they were able to accomplish in just a few weeks with AI. A highlight: One student with no prior coding experience created an interactive mobile app entirely from scratch! Check out our Substack post if you're interested in seeing what else our students created.

I enjoy giving talks and workshops on innovative writing technologies and generative artificial intelligence for writing and learning. If you have a conference, organization, or class that would benefit from a talk or workshop, please reach out!
Invited Talks about AI & Writing Technology
  1. Dux Speltz, E. (2024, April 17). Empowering writers: AI and educational technology integration in the writing center. Academic Success Center, Iowa State University.
  2. Dux Speltz, E. (2024, March 21). Teaching and writing with generative AI in secondary English education. English 397: Practice and Theory of Teaching Writing in the Secondary Schools, Iowa State University.
  3. Dux Speltz, E., & Anders, A. (2024, February 23). Teaching and writing with generative AI in higher education. Graduate and Professional Student Senate Annual Conference, Iowa State University.
  4. Dux Speltz, E. (2024, February 19). Applications of generative artificial intelligence for teaching and learning in higher education. Northwest Iowa Community College. Virtual.
  5. Anders, A., & Dux Speltz, E. (2024, February 10). Artificial intelligence to support learning. IINSPIRE LSAMP Annual Conference, Ames, IA.
  6. Dux Speltz, E. (2023, October 25). Applications of generative artificial intelligence for teaching and learning. The Literacy Center, Flagstaff, Arizona. Virtual.
  7. Dux Speltz, E. (2023, October 19). How to use process tracing to provide individualized writing instruction. Seminar on L2 Writing and Technology, Iowa State University.
  8. Anders, A., & Dux Speltz, E. (2023, October 13). How to teach with generative AI: Supporting students and designing learning experiences. ChatGPT Teaching Talks Series, Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), Iowa State University. Virtual.
  9. Anders, A., & Dux Speltz, E. (2023, August 10). Artificial Intelligence: Strategies for composition pedagogy. Rhetoric and Writing Program, University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Virtual.
  10. Dux Speltz, E. (2023, April 4). Imagining the future writing center. Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Global Online Course: Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Virtual.
  11. Dux Speltz, E., Godbersen, J., Roeser, J., Torrance, M., & Chukharev-Hudilainen, E. (2022, March 23). Automating individualized, process-focused writing instruction: A design-based research study. Language, Literacy, and Psycholinguistics Group, Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom.
  12. Dux Speltz, E. (2022, February 9). Developing and teaching academic writing. Online Professional English Network (OPEN) Global Online Course, E-Teacher Program, U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Virtual.
  13. Dux Speltz, E. (2021, June 21). Exploring biometric technology for computer-assisted language learning. Western University, Canada. Virtual.
Slides available upon request.
Contact me for collaboration requests or other professional opportunities.
E-mail: endux at iastate dot edu