Topic Editors

College of Education, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
Prof. Dr. Andreja Istenic Starcic
Department of Education, Univerza v Ljubljani, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Future of AI and Education: Chat GPT on Learning and Teaching Behaviours

Abstract submission deadline
closed (1 April 2024)
Manuscript submission deadline
19 August 2024
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Topic Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce a topic of MDPI publications that will explore the impact of Chat GPT on teaching and learning behaviors. Introduction of AI in education was supported with anticipation referring to teacher’s roles and competences and students’ roles as autonomous, self-directed learners (Istenic, 2019). The launch of Chat GPT, or generative pre-trained transformer, has dramatically captured teachers’ and learners’ attention and raised concern since it generates human-like behaviors such as writing, drawing and programming. Potential positives of Chat GPT use include understanding each student's unique learning style and adapting to their needs accordingly. With the ability to generate human-like text and carry on conversations, Chat GPT can answer questions, provide feedback, and guide students through complex topics. There are an important ethical considerations that need to be addressed when using Chat GPT in education. However, several negative concerns have also emerged. For one part, the inappropriate use of Chat GPT leads to a lack of critical thinking, plagiarism behaviors, bullying, and a complete dependence on technology. In this Special Issue, we both focus on opportunities and challenges associated with the use of Chat GPT in teaching and learning behavior and how the teacher’s role will be defined and which teaching skills will be needed in the future.

The submissions we are calling for are including, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  1. How Chat GPT is utilized for personalized teaching and learning behaviors.
  2. How Chat GPT promote student–teacher, student–student, and teacher–teacher interactions.
  3. The AI algorithm development in Chat GPT for education.
  4. How Chat GPT reforms the current education model.
  5. The ethical considerations of using chat GPT in education.
  6. The limitations in maintaining teachers’/students’ roles and engagement of Chat GPT.

We encourage research articles, case studies and literature reviews from scholars and educators across all disciplines. Our goal is to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of how Chat GPT is transforming education and its potential to shape the future of learning. Submissions will be accepted until May 30 2024 for consideration in the topic.


ISTENIČ, Andreja. (2019). Human learning and learning analytics in the age of artificial intelligence. British journal of educational technology. 50(6), 2974–2976. DOI: 10.1111/bjet.12879.

Thank you for your interest in this exciting area of research.

Dr. Xuesong Zhai
Prof. Dr. Andreja Istenic Starcic
Topic Editors


  • smart learning environments
  • teacher burnout
  • emerging technology-enhanced educational environments
  • multimedia learning
  • cognitive load
  • eye-tracking technology

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
- - 2020 20.8 Days CHF 1600 Submit
Behavioral Sciences
2.6 3.0 2011 21.5 Days CHF 2200 Submit
European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education
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