In our PBL05 group ‘Take V’, we really played with the AI and came up with our slogan for the presentation ‘HI, carefully choose your ‘AI’. We all had a different specific goal we wanted to achieve by experimenting with ChatGPT, summarized benefits and drawbacks and also put together some remedies for specific issues one might have when using AI.


The great webinars and hands-on experience in our break-out rooms we had, along with our joint PBL groupwork made me test AI  further and try out new things. So, for the illustration given above, I used Copilot Designer with the following prompt:

Create an image that shows IoUTs in the ocean which demands high data rate, high security, high transmission speed, and long‐distance wireless communications.

 Here is the Copilot’s answer that accompanied its image creation:

I’ve created an image that visualizes the Internet of Underwater Things (IoUTs) in the ocean, emphasizing the need for high data rate, robust security, swift transmission speed, and the capability for long-distance wireless communications. These elements are crucial for the effective operation of IoUTs, ensuring reliable and secure data exchange in marine environments.

Just to note down that the image nicely fits into our final webinar where our group islands are gravitating towards the main island or motherboard!

For me as a language teacher, especially for teaching English for specific academic and professional purposes, AI can really be helpful in the creation of teaching material, getting additional references, creating images, videos, interactive and personalized activities. Through ONL241 I  learned about some new tools that I didn’t use before and by trying them out I could see how to adapt them for my teaching context. Since, in the group we have experimented with ChatGPT, SWOT analysis could summarize my perceptions based on the webinars, our PBL05 ‘Take V’ collaboration and our joint insights in this way CHATGPT SWOT

More importantly, it is important to apply critical thought and see how to approach the task of leveraging AI  and using its potential to the fullest. This is why we need to choose specific learning design, to align teaching and learning goals, methods of assessment and desired outcomes. So constructive alignment approach is a good starting point when developing a course [1]. You also need to see what fits best to your context in terms of the content you need to create for your specific course, modes of learning, compliance with your institution’s guidelines, privacy and security issues, and accessibility of the tools. Based on what I have learned at ONL241, for my teaching context, the best way is to apply blended learning [2], so I plan to explore these options further and implement what I have learned here in my own teaching.


[1] https://www.tru.ca/__shared/assets/Constructive_Alignment36087.pdf

[2] https://oer4nosp.col.org/id/eprint/35/1/Cleveland-Innes-Wilton_Guide-to-Blended-Learning.pdf

TOPIC 4: From HI to AI