ChatGPT Mar 23 Version

Input: “Define Playful Hybrid Higher Education”

Response: “Playful Hybrid Higher Education is an approach to learning and teaching in higher education that incorporates elements of play, game design, and technology to create engaging and interactive learning experiences. This approach combines traditional classroom instruction with online and digital tools to create a dynamic and flexible learning environment that encourages experimentation, exploration, and collaboration among students and instructors.

In Playful Hybrid Higher Education, learning is viewed as a process of discovery, where students actively engage with the course material and each other to build knowledge and skills. The use of game-like elements, such as challenges, quests, and rewards, motivates students to stay engaged with the learning process and to take ownership of their own learning.

This approach also allows for greater flexibility and customization in the learning experience, as students can engage with the material and each other at their own pace and in their own way, using a variety of digital tools and platforms. Ultimately, Playful Hybrid Higher Education seeks to create a more engaging and effective learning experience for students, while also fostering a sense of playfulness and creativity in the classroom.”

24 April 2023

ChatGPT Jan 30 Version
Input: “Define Playful Hybrid Higher Education”

Response: “Playful Hybrid Higher Education refers to a type of education system that incorporates elements of both traditional and online learning methods. It utilizes playful and interactive approaches, such as games and simulations, to enhance the learning experience and make education more engaging and enjoyable. The hybrid aspect of this education system combines the benefits of in-person interaction and online flexibility, providing students with the opportunity to learn at their own pace while also having access to a supportive community and resources.”

03 February 2023


Input: “/imagine prompt: hybrid education”


03 February 2023

Input: “/imagine prompt: hybrid higher education”


03 February 2023

Input: “/imagine prompt: playful hybrid higher education”


03 February 2023

Postgraduate Conference on Learning and Teaching 2023, University of Calgary

Sessions, 27 April 2023: 

‘Teaching Hybrid: Opportunities, Considerations, and Strategies’ led by Anita Parker, Lead Educational Developer, Online and Hybrid Instruction and Strategy, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Alberta, Canada.

Participant responses to the question: What is hybrid teaching? 

Hybrid Teaching

Video by Anita Parker, Lead Educational Developer, Online and Hybrid Instruction and Strategy, Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Alberta, Canada discussing ‘The Multitasking of Hybrid Teaching’. 

University of Calgary: Hybrid Work Program 

Throughout 2022 the University of Calgary was operating in a transitory period whereby faculties and units were encouraged to evaluate various working arrangements.

During this hybrid work trial period, in-depth employee and leadership engagement was conducted that included a comprehensive survey (see results here) and numerous leader and employee focus groups.

2022 Hybrid Work Survey Results, University of Calgary

The most common feedback received throughout the engagement was the request to develop a university-wide guideline to provide consistency, while also providing flexibility for faculties and units to take an approach that meets their unique needs.

The developed Hybrid Work Program Guideline (effective March 01, 2023) contains detailed program information including guiding principles, on campus presence, and enrolment process. It considers the university’s needs as a predominantly in-person learning and research institution, balanced with a changing workplace landscape that requires flexibility to retain and engage staff.

Hybrid Work Program Guidelines (February, 2023), University of Calgary

There are also a variety of supplemental resources available to staff that include the following: Employee Discussion Considerations, Hybrid Program Statement of Understanding, Hazard and Control Register, and Frequently Asked Questions.

#LTHEchat254 hybrid working: New frontiers in professional practice

Chat led by Maren Deepwell, @Maren Deepwell, CEO at the Association for Learning Technology

This Tweet chat, held by @LTHEchat on 01 February 2023, explored ways in which learning and teaching practices can inspire a more sustainable and equitable hybrid workplace.

Questions discussed included: What do we gain when we move beyond simply translating office-based practices and envisage a truly hybrid way of working? How can we help create welcoming and warm hybrid places to work that help sustain well-being and work/life balance? How can we empower ourselves and others in making hybrid working an equitable and engaging reality that benefits the organisation and the individual alike?

Event info: 


101 Creative Ideas to use AI in Education

Edited by Chrissi Nerantzi, Sandra Abegglen * Antonio M. Arboleda, Marianna Karatsiori, 2023 

This collection captures where we are at this moment in time with our collective thinking about potential alternative uses and applications of AI in education that could make a real difference and potentially create new learning, development and opportunities for students and educators, for all of us.

The collection is available as an Open Education Resource (OER), through the #creativeHE website: 

Suggested citation:
Nerantzi, C., Abegglen, S., Karatsiori, M. & Martinez-Arboleda, A. (Eds.) (2023). 101 Creative ideas to use AI in education. A crowdsourced collection. Graphic Design by Bushra Hashim. CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.8072950

10% Braver Teaching

Video of a faculty workshop inpsired by Sir Ken Robinson’s work, and the desire to instill more play and creativity into education and educational practice. A recent graduate, Kalon Smith, working within the team took notes throughout the workshop and turned this into this animation: 10% Braver Teaching. 

Thanks for sharing Mâir Bull, Education Developer, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.