Learning Lab | ChatGPT in Higher Education: Exploring Use Cases and Designing Prompts

Part 1: January 22 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Part 2: January 25 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Part 3: January 29 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET
Part 4: February 5 | 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET


Are you a higher education professional interested in exploring the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance your professional work and your work with learners? In this Learning Lab, Rob Gibson, Josh Weiss, and Chinat Yu will guide you in exploring the effective and responsible use of this emerging technology.

By the end of this Learning Lab, participants will have gained practical experience and strategies for engineering prompts that support their goals using AI technologies in higher education settings. This includes considering where and how to incorporate AI prompting into both their own workflow and their students' workflow. Regardless of your prior experience with AI, this Learning Lab will equip you with the necessary tools and knowledge to write effective prompts that balance integrity, innovation, and inclusion.

Please note that an active account (free) with ChatGPT by OpenAI is required to fully participate in this program.

Learning Outcomes:

NOTE: You will be asked to complete assignments in between the Learning Lab live sessions that support the learning outcomes stated below. You will receive feedback and constructive critique from facilitators.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the capabilities and limitations of conversational AI platforms, including ChatGPT by OpenAI, such as their ability to generate text, answer questions, and carry out conversations.
  • Identify appropriate use cases for incorporating AI into various higher education workflows, such as student support services, research, and teaching.
  • Apply best practices for prompting and leverage AI capabilities for specific tasks and contexts.
  • Evaluate the output of AI-generated work and make appropriate adjustments to ensure that the output meets professional standards and expectations.
  • Collaborate effectively with colleagues and stakeholders to identify opportunities and risks in integrating AI capabilities into higher education workflows.
  • Participants will critically analyze the ethical considerations related to prompt generation, including bias, misinformation, and intellectual property rights - including strategies for responsible usage.


Photo of Rob Gibson
Dean, ITAS
Wichita State University Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology
Photo of Josh Weiss
Director of Digital Learning Solutions
Stanford University
Photo of Heather Brown
Instructional Designer
Tidewater Community College