1st Edition

Using Generative AI Effectively in Higher Education Sustainable and Ethical Practices for Learning, Teaching and Assessment

    154 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Using Generative AI Effectively in Higher Education explores how higher education providers can realise their role and responsibility in harnessing the power of generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) ethically and sustainably.

    This rich collection of established and evaluated practices from across global higher education offers a practical guide to leading an agile institutional response to emerging technologies, building critical digital literacy across an entire institution, and embedding the ethical and sustainable use of GenAI in teaching, learning, and assessment. Including reflections from stakeholders testifying to the value of the approaches outlined, the book examines how higher education can equip staff and students with the critical-digital literacy necessary to use GenAI in work, study, and social life responsibly and with integrity. It provides an evidence-based resource for any kind of higher education (HE) provider (modern, college-based, and research-focused) looking for inspiration and approaches which can build GenAI capability and includes chapters on the development of cross-institutional strategy, policies and processes, pedagogic practices, and critical-digital literacy.

    This resource will be invaluable to educational leaders, educational developers, learning developers, learning technologists, course administrators, quality assurance staff, and HE teachers wishing to embrace and adapt to a GenAI-enabled world.

    1. Using Generative AI effectively in Higher Education
    Peter Hartley, Sue Beckingham, Jenny Lawrence and Stephen Powell

    Part A: Institutional Strategies for Building Generative AI Capability

    2. Pedagogy and Policy in a Brave New World: A case study on the development of Generative AI literacy at the University of Liverpool
    Samuel Saunders, Ceridwen Coulby, Rob Lindsay

    3. Supporting inclusion in academic integrity in the age of GenAI
    Mary Davis

    Part B: Developing Generative AI Literacies

    4. Confidence enhancer, learning equalizer, and pedagogical ally: Exploring GenAI for students with English as an additional language
    James Bedford, Mira Kim and James Ciyu Qin

    5. Integrating GenAI in Higher Education: Insights, perceptions, and a taxonomy of practice
    Samantha Newell, Rachel Fitzgerald, Kimberley Hall, Jennie Mills, Tina Beynen, Ivy Chia Sook May, Jon Mason and Evelyn Lai

    6. “Understood the assignment”: A UX-led investigation into student experiences of GenAI
    Kirsty Hemsworth, Jayne Evans and Alex Walker

    Part C: Curriculum Design for a Generative AI Enabled World

    7.  Re-imagining Student Engagement in an AI-Enhanced Classroom: Strategies and Practices
    Hazel Farrell

    8. The potential of AI text-to-image generation in medical education: The educator and students’ perspective
    Pierce Burr, Ajay Kumar and Tim Young

    9. Using Generative AI agents for scalable roleplay activities in the health sciences
    Stian Reimers and Lucy Myers

    10. Embracing GenAI in Education: A Path Towards Authentic Assessment
    Noelle Hatley and Pauline Penny

    Part D: Assessment in a Generative AI Enabled World

    11. Generative AI and the implications for Authentic Assessment
    Stephen Powell and Rachel Forsyth

    12. Embracing Generative AI in Authentic Assessment; Challenges, Ethics and Opportunities
    Rebecca Upsher, Claire Heard, Sumeyra Yalcintas, Jayne Pearson, James Findon

    13. Process not product in the written assessment
    David Smith and Nigel Francis

    14. Sustainable and ethical GenAI for the common good: looking back and forward
    Sue Beckingham, Jenny Lawrence, Stephen Powell and Peter Hartley


    Sue Beckingham is a National Teaching Fellow and Associate Professor at Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

    Jenny Lawrence is Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Oxford Brookes Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development, UK. She is also Senior Fellow of SEDA, Principal and National Teaching Fellow.

    Stephen Powell is a freelance Higher Education consultant based in New Zealand and Principal Fellow of AdvanceHE.

    Peter Hartley is a freelance Higher Education consultant, National Teaching Fellow, and Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University, UK.