Special Issue "Theories and Practices of ChatGPT in Education"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102). This special issue belongs to the section "Technology Enhanced Education".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 1266

Special Issue Editors

National Engineering Research Centre for E-Learning & MOE (PRC) Educational Informatisation Strategy Research Base, Faculty of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Central China Normal University, Wuhan 430072, China
Interests: diffusion of innovations; ICT and leadership; learning technologies; scaling and translation
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National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore City 639798, Singapore
Interests: apprenticeship learning and epistemic change; scaling and diffusion of educational innovations; social constructivism and communities of practice
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The potential role of ChatGPT in education, from educational chatbots to language learning and even educational assessment, has been highlighted in the recent literature. ChatGPT has been used to develop a chatbot that can support students in inquiry-based learning activities, providing personalized feedback and support (Liao et al., 2021); for instance, it has been used to develop a language learning platform that allows students to practice their speaking and writing skills with a virtual tutor (Yuan et al., 2021). In the realm of assessment, ChatGPT has also shown promise as a tool for automated essay grading and feedback (Yannakakis et al., 2021).

We are pleased to announce a Special Issue on the topic of "Theories and Practices of ChatGPT in Education". The purpose of this Special Issue is to provide a platform for the dissemination of cutting-edge research on this topic, and for researchers and practitioners who wish to showcase their latest findings on this promising tool for education.

We invite original research articles and reviews that offer theoretical perspectives on the use of ChatGPT in education, as well as empirical research on its effectiveness in educational settings. We also welcome papers that discuss the technical aspects of ChatGPT, including natural language processing and machine learning, as well as ethical considerations of its use.

The scope of this Special Issue includes, but is not limited to, the following themes:

  • Theoretical perspectives on the use of ChatGPT in education;
  • Empirical research on the effectiveness of ChatGPT in educational settings;
  • Design and development of ChatGPT-based educational interventions;
  • Technical aspects of ChatGPT, including natural language processing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence;
  • Ethical considerations of the use of ChatGPT in education;
  • Future directions for research on ChatGPT and education.

All submissions will be peer-reviewed by experts in the field. The submission deadline is 31 Oct. 2023.

Thank you for your interest in this Special Issue; we look forward to receiving your contributions.


Liao, Q., Huang, P., & Zhang, Y. (2021). A personalized inquiry-based learning system with a dialogue chatbot using GPT-2. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 14(1), 17–30. doi:10.23977/jetedx.2021.14.1.17.

Yuan, Y., Gao, H., Zhang, Y., & Hu, Y. (2021). An intelligent language learning platform based on GPT-2. Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange, 14(1), 51–62. doi:10.23977/jetedx.2021.14.1.51.

Yannakakis, G. N., Orkin, J., & Martínez, H. P. (2021). ChatGPT: A chatbot interface for intelligent automated essay grading. In Proceedings of the 2021 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP) (pp. 6659–6669). doi:10.18653/v1/2021.emnlp-main.535.

Best regards,

Prof. Dr. Longkai Wu
Prof. Dr. Hung Wei Loong David
Guest Editors

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  • ChatGPT
  • education
  • language modeling
  • natural language processing
  • machine learning
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • educational technology
  • automated assessment
  • personalized learning
  • ethical considerations

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