The Impact of ChatGPT on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Scope

The Impact of ChatGPT on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Scope

Mingsheng Li
Copyright: © 2025 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-7366-5.ch079
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The integration of OpenAI's ChatGPT is reshaping higher education by transforming teaching and learning dynamics. This article delves into ChatGPT's impact, exploring opportunities, challenges, and future potential. ChatGPT's deployment in higher education offers interactive and adaptive classrooms, enabling personalized learning experiences. Educators use ChatGPT to enhance engagement, critical thinking, and tailor content, fostering innovative teaching. However, integrating ChatGPT also introduces challenges, including plagiarism detection concerns due to AI-generated assignments and potential impacts on writing skills and independent thinking. Addressing misinformation risks from AI content requires responsible usage guidelines. Looking forward, ChatGPT holds promise in higher education, as AI-enhanced collaborative classrooms redefine teaching. The symbiosis of ChatGPT with human instructors enhances effectiveness, providing real-time insights and boosting student engagement.
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In the dynamic landscape of education, technological innovations continuously reshape teaching paradigms (Kumar, 2023; Qian et al., 2023). Notably, ChatGPT emerges as a transformative force, promising to revolutionize education delivery (Bozkurt, 2023). This exploration delves into ChatGPT's impact, unveiling AI-driven conversational agents' profound influence on education. The article examines the interplay of challenges and opportunities, shedding light on ChatGPT's potential to redefine educational interactions while addressing ethical, practical, and pedagogical concerns (Dwivedi et al., 2023).

In higher education, ChatGPT sparks debates on academic integrity (Dwivedi et al., 2023; Rasul et al., 2023). Advocates praise its potential to revolutionize classrooms, providing personalized and engaging learning experiences (Celik, 2023; Chinonso et al., 2023; Rawas, 2023). Educators embrace ChatGPT for fostering student participation, exploration, and critical thinking (Chinonso et al., 2023; Gimpel et al., 2023). By generating discussion prompts and tailoring content, ChatGPT empowers educators to focus on higher-order pedagogical strategies (Dwivedi et al., 2023; Qian et al., 2023; Rawas, 2023).

Critics argue that ChatGPT may enable plagiarism, challenging the authenticity of student work and assessments (Lin et al., 2023; Zhou et al., 2023). Concerns also arise about eroding critical thinking and research skills due to reliance on AI-generated content (Ray, 2023). Ethical concerns emerge regarding AI's increasing role in education, with fears of diluting personal connections and potential job displacement for human educators (Watermeyer et al., 2023; Cain, 2023).

Debates over regulating ChatGPT in higher education are intricate. Some advocate stringent regulation for academic integrity (Dergaa et al., 2023; Perkins, 2023), while others stress the benefits of open access (Gimpel et al., 2023; Sok & Heng, 2023). Striking a balance between leveraging AI's potential for educational enhancement and safeguarding authenticity remains a challenge.

This article explores ChatGPT's multifaceted impact on higher education, revealing its transformative role in reshaping the educational landscape. Beginning with an introduction to ChatGPT and its integration, the article demonstrates how this AI-powered conversational agent is revolutionizing higher education. It delves into the opportunities ChatGPT offers for student learning and pedagogical practices, enhancing personalized learning experiences and innovative teaching methods to foster engagement and critical thinking. The article also addresses the challenges posed by ChatGPT, including potential hurdles and disadvantages for students reliant on AI, as well as concerns for educators incorporating it into teaching strategies. The article emphasizes the balanced approach needed to mitigate these challenges. Lastly, it envisions a future where AI companions like ChatGPT enrich educational journeys, personalizing pathways and expanding horizons. The article captures ChatGPT's intricate influence in higher education, encompassing promises, challenges, and its potential to revolutionize the educational experience.

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