Generative AI in Higher Education: The ChatGPT Effect

Generative AI in Higher Education: The ChatGPT Effect
by 作者: Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan (Author), Tom Colloton (Author)
Publisher Finelybook 出版社: Routledge
Edition: 1st
Publication Date 出版日期: 2024-03-21
Language 语言: English
Pages 页数: 260 pages
ISBN-10 书号: 1032599049
ISBN-13 书号: 9781032599045

Book Description

Chan and Colloton’s book is one of the first to provide a comprehensive examination of the use and impact of ChatGPT and Generative AI (GenAI) in higher education.

Since November 2022, every conversation in higher education has involved ChatGPT and its impact on all aspects of teaching and learning. The book explores the necessity of AI literacy tailored to professional contexts, assess the strengths and weaknesses of incorporating ChatGPT in curriculum design, and delve into the transformation of assessment methods in the GenAI era. The authors introduce the Six Assessment Redesign Pivotal Strategies (SARPS) and an AI Assessment Integration Framework, encouraging a learner-centric assessment model. The necessity for well-crafted AI educational policies is explored, as well as a blueprint for policy formulation in academic institutions. Technical enthusiasts are catered to with a deep dive into the mechanics behind GenAI, from the history of neural networks to the latest advances and applications of GenAI technologies.

With an eye on the future of AI in education, this book will appeal to educators, students and scholars interested in the wider societal implications and the transformative role of GenAI in pedagogy and research.

The Open Access version of this book, available at, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license.


Cecilia Chan has been at the forefront of research and development at the interface of generative AI and reforming teaching in higher education. Her latest book, co-authored with Tom Colloton, provides a timely array of tools, ideas and analysis informing future applications of generative AI. The message is clear: embrace generative AI and shape the future. Highly recommended as an engaging treatment of the latest generative AI developments.

Professor David Carless, Professor in Education, University of Hong Kong

Generative AI in Higher Education: The ChatGPT Effect stands out as a pivotal text for educators aiming to bridge the gap between traditional teaching methods and the cutting-edge capabilities of AI. It offers a compelling roadmap for the ethical and effective implementation of AI tools in curriculum design and assessment, making it an essential read for those committed to future-proofing higher education. Perhaps more importantly, the text is readable and approachable to students, teachers, staff, and policymakers; all of whom should be working together towards effective and responsible utilization of AI in education.

Dr Sean McMinn, Director of the Center for Educational Innovation, Hong Kong University Science and Technology

This book provides a much-needed holistic perspective on generative AI in education. It covers all the important components that educators need to succeed with generative AI, from assessment to curriculum, policy to technology, and is decorated throughout with practical examples of generative AI use that readers can try straight away. This is a thoughtful and timely contribution and essential reading as we move forward together in this journey.

Professor Danny Liu, Professor, Educational Innovation, University of Sydney

Generative AI in Higher Education: The ChatGPT Effect by Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan and Tom Colloton delves into the impact of Generative AI in higher education. The time for this book is right now. Which one of us teachers in higher education would not be coping with GenAI at the moment? Merging GenAI's technical aspects with its practical uses, the book is a guide for educators, policymakers and students. The authors make the content accessible to various readers, offering examples, case studies and hands-on activities. It highlights both the advantages of GenAI and potential challenges, suggesting practical solutions for its integration in education. With hands-on "try-it-out" prompts, readers can directly engage with the transformative potential of GenAI. For those seeking to navigate the emerging landscape of AI in education, this book serves as a clear and accessible guide. Dive in and embrace the ChatGPT effect!

Dr Juuso Nieminen, expert in assessment, feedback and educational technology

Cecilia and Tom have adopted a holistic approach towards GenAI in higher education. By providing a deeper understanding of the evolution of AI and its use in higher education, and drawing on promising practices and lessons learnt internationally, this book serves as an essential toolkit for higher education leaders, practitioners and scholars.

Professor Lim Cher Ping, Chair Professor of Learning Technologies and Innovation, Editor-in-Chief of The Internet and Higher Education

About the Author

Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan is a Professor at the Faculty of Education and the Founding Director of the Teaching and Learning Innovation Centre at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). With a dual-discipline background, she possesses expertise in both engineering and education. Her research areas include assessment, experiential learning, engineering education and AI in education, aiming to develop holistic competencies. Professor Chan serves as the President of the Asian Society for Engineering Education and is an associate editor for both the Journal of Engineering Education and Studies in Educational Evaluation. Her influential work has secured industry funding and is used internationally such as UNESCO, contributing to the advancement of holistic competencies in education.

Tom Colloton is the founder of Eireann Technology, an Educational Technology (EdTech) research and development company. With over twenty-five years in the technology sector, Tom has held diverse roles, including Director, Enterprise Architect and Senior Software Engineer, spanning domains such as Finance, Healthcare, Telecommunications and Education. Tom designs cutting-edge visualisation technology and Artificial Intelligence systems to enhance the experience for teachers, students and administrators.

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