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An AI-generated script for acquiring skills on the topic of “IT security” with translations into 28 languages

Konrad Rennert has been an ECDL trainer since 2001 and has reviewed the English-language translation of the script created by ChatGPT on 9/6/2023, created with DeepL, and made it available in an Excel workbook on OneDrive: IT-Security.xlsx.

He has also documented his current level of knowledge and involvement with IT security in a YouTube playlist:


I have been preparing course participants for the computer driving licence for many years. This includes the module on data protection and data security. Unfortunately, there is currently no material in German for this module that is adequate in scope and easy to understand and that also takes into account the constantly emerging threats.

The DIY Project

To solve this problem, I decided to plan a project for implementation in a “do-it-yourself” way with AI support. Inspired by the wisdom of Confucius, I would like to practically introduce students, trainees and learners to this topic. Confucius once said, “Tell me and I will forget. Show me and I will remember, let me do it and I will understand.” With this in mind, and the fact that my professional development courses include people with different mother tongues, I started writing a script for YouTube explainer videos.

Advantages of YouTube explainer videos.

YouTube explainer videos offer numerous advantages. They are provided in high quality and are machine-transcribed. This allows subtitles to be automatically displayed in over 100 languages. In addition, the playback speed can be adjusted to enable learners to learn the technical language in a foreign language. This opens up the possibility of integrated and cross-curricular learning. Using the familiar PowerPoint functions or Camtasia, creative participants can produce the presentations in a do-it-yourself manner and deliver them in the language of their choice. After uploading, the full functionality is available with automatic transcription and the machine translations in almost all languages.

Up-to-dateness and adaptability of the script.

The script can be extended to include current media reports on computer crime and cyber security if required. It contains all the essential topics, which can easily be supplemented with your own words and hyperlinks. Trainers, teachers and lecturers can adapt the script to the needs of their learners. In the materials accompanying the videos, important terms can be added and hyperlinks used, e.g. to Wikipedia or the Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Add H5P to the videos.

The videos created on the basis of the scripts can be supplemented with H5P, a free and open-source software for creating interactive content for the web. Details:

Interactivity and self-testing.

The interactivity of the videos prevents the passive consumption of content as in television. During the videos, comprehension questions about the information just delivered should be answered repeatedly to facilitate self-assessment of knowledge.

Application procedure.

The scripting was delegated to ChatGPT. The summary of learning objectives for the “IT Security” module was used as the basis for the AI-generated production:
Translation into 28 languages was done using DeepL. All translations are summarised in an Excel workbook and comprise approx. 1100-1300 words per language. By clicking on the hyperlink with the desired language, the beginning of the corresponding script translation can be selected: IT-Security.xlsx.

Originality and use.

Scripts and their translations can only be claimed copyright if they can be shown to have been written by humans. However, AI has been trained with human-generated materials There are therefore moves to regulate AI use in the future:

Apart from the rights-free AI components, I provide this Excel workbook and this self-authored explanation with a CC-BY-4.0DE licence.


When these AI-generated scripts are built upon to create videos and presentations that use free speech, the familiar copyright law applies, as the work can then be attributed to the people acting and speaking. With this in mind, you are free to use my workbook as a source of ideas.

If you belong to an organisation and have sponsorship or funding to provide professional computer literacy materials free of charge, I am happy to contribute my expertise to your projects.

You can find both my profile and contact details on my website. We can then discuss details via video conference.