ChatGPT and Global Higher Education: Using Artificial Intelligence in Teaching and Learning


ChatGPT and Global Higher Education: Using Artificial Intelligence in Teaching and Learning


The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) tools and advanced language models like ChatGPT are transforming industries and professions worldwide, and higher education is no exception. ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot from the startup OpenAI, has created a substantial amount of conversation and controversy across academia worldwide regarding what it means for education in the classroom today and tomorrow. There is plenty of speculation not only about how those innovations will affect the academic profession, but also what unique opportunities and challenges they present to global higher education.

In this book, we delve into the impact of AI in general and chatbots in particular, ChatGPT,  on global higher education, examining potential opportunities and challenges that this innovative technology presents to teaching, research, program, and policy. Topics in this volume will include: 1) how AI/ChatGPT is impacting campuses and classrooms globally, 2) the potential ramifications of this tool on the learning process for international students, and 3) an exploration of how AI tools such as ChatGPT can be seen as an ally instead of an adversary in teaching and learning.


The primary purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive, research-driven analysis of AI chatbots’ roles in changing higher education institutions. By exploring their  transformative potential of ChatGPT in academic settings, this timely volume aims to bridge the gap between technological innovation and its practical application. The book offers guidance to teacher-scholars, university administrators, and policymakers on leveraging this cutting-edge technology effectively and responsibly in the United States and abroad. 

Target Audience 

The book is primarily aimed at:

  • Educators and academic researchers in the fields of education, AI, and technology
  • Higher education administrators, faculty members, and policymakers
  • Tech enthusiasts interested in the future of education and AI in international higher education

It is foreseeable that this book will become a much-referenced text for teacher-scholars and to practitioners who use ChatGPT in higher education. The editors will invite highly respected teacher-scholars and advanced graduate students from colleges and universities around the world, including highly regarded instructional designers and technologists who have published in this area to submit a chapter.

Types of Contributions and Length

The book welcomes both conceptual/theoretical and empirical papers. Examples include:

  • Case studies: In-depth reports of faculty and staff members using ChatGPT in inside and outside the classroom (1500 words)
  • Conceptual/Theoretical papers: Contributions synthesizing existing literature of AI and ChatGPT (1500 words)
  • Full research papers: Both qualitative and quantitative studies that examine particular features or functions within the applications (2500 words)

Individual chapters are to be written in the style of concise scholarly essays of up to 3,000 words in length. Chapters will follow STAR Scholars protocols and be original contributions that have not been published previously. All chapters will be peer-reviewed by experts in the international higher education field.

Table of Contents 


The Emergence of Advanced Language Models: A Brief Educational History and Overview

Unveiling the Potential of AI and ChatGPT in Higher Education

Part I: Opportunities and Applications: Best Practices, Standards, and Procedures

Personalized Learning: AI & ChatGPT-Driven Adaptive Education

Democratizing Education: Expanding Access and Reducing Inequality

Enhancing Pedagogy: ChatGPT-Assisted Teaching and Learning

Assessment and Feedback: Rethinking Evaluation Methods

ChatGPT in Research: Accelerating Knowledge Making and Dissemination

Part II: Challenges and Ethical Considerations: Policies, Issues, and Debates

Countering the Digital Divide: Ensuring Inclusive Education in the Age of AI

Data Privacy and Security: Protecting Student Information

ChatGPT and Research Ethics

ChatGPT Bias, and Discrimination: Promoting Fairness and Equality

Intellectual Property and Copyright: Navigating the Legal Landscape

The Future of Employment: Preparing for a ChatGPT-Influenced Workforce

Part III: Best Practices and Future Directions: Case Studies, Recommendations, and Further Studies

Implementing ChatGPT in Higher Education: Strategies and Case Studies

Policy Considerations: Guiding the Adoption of ChatGPT in Academia

Preparing for the Future: Fostering ChatGPT-Literacy Educators and Students


Embracing the AI Revolution: The Transformative Potential of ChatGPT in Global Higher Education

Key Selling Points:

  • Comprehensive analysis: The book provides a thorough exploration of ChatGPT's implications for global higher education, covering various opportunities, challenges, and ethical considerations.
  • Multidisciplinary approach: The STAR Scholars' expertise spans diverse fields, allowing for a well-rounded examination of the subject matter.
  • Practical guidance: The book includes best practices, case studies, and policy recommendations for the effective integration of ChatGPT in academic settings.
  • Timely and relevant: With ChatGPT rapidly advancing, this book addresses a critical subject that will continue to shape the future of higher education.
  • Broad appeal: The book caters to a wide range of readers, from educators and researchers to policymakers and technology enthusiasts.

Competing Works

Presently, there are no edited books or volumes focused solely on ChatGPT in higher education. However, there are several books and journal articles that have examined the role of artificial intelligence in shaping higher education institutions.

Churi, P., Joshi, S., Elhoseny, M., & Omrane, A. (2022). Artificial intelligence in higher education. Routledge.

Popenici, S. (2022). Artificial Intelligence and Learning Futures Critical Narratives of Technology and Imagination in Higher Education. Routledge.

Roommate, F. (2023). Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education and Scientific Research: Future Development. Springer.

Skrabut, S. (2023). 80 Ways to Use ChatGPT in the Classroom: Using AI to Enhance Teaching and Learning. Independent.

Submission Procedure:

Click on “make a submission” tab, create an account or use existing UN and PW and submit your proposal online, 120-250 words. Researchers, practitioners and administrators are invited to submit a proposal. There will be a

two-stage review process. First, potential authors will be invited to submit a chapter proposal of

120-250 words as soon as possible explaining the mission and scope of the proposed chapter.

The editors will review the abstracts to evaluation if the proposed chapter 1) fits the theme of the

book, 2) makes a substantial contribution and 3) is of interest to the target audience. Authors will be notified as soon as possible about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Second, the selected authors will be invited to submit a full version of the proposed chapter. These chapters will be reviewed by a double-blind process. Based on the review process, the authors are asked to revise their chapters.

Tentative Timeline

  • Abstracts due: June 1, 2023
  • Full chapter due: August 1, 2023
  • Reviewers assigned: August 15, 2023
  • Reviews due: September 15, 2023
  • Response to review send out: October 1, 2023
  • Revised chapters back: November 1, 2023
  • Chapter due to publishers: December 1, 2023

For questions, contact: 

  • Dr Roy Chan and 
  • Dr Shyam Sharma