Track 14. Artificial Intelligence and Smart Learning Environments (AISLE@ICALT2017)

Track Program Chairs

Track Description and Topics of Interest

Broadly defined, the Artificial Intelligence and Smart Learning Environments represent a new wave of educational systems, involving an effective and efficient interplay of pedagogy, technology and their fusion towards the betterment of learning processes. Various components of this interplay include but are not limited to:

  • Pedagogy/didactics: instructional design, learning paradigms, teaching paradigms, environmental factors, assessment paradigms, social factors, policy
  • Technology: emerging technologies, innovative uses of mature technologies, interactions, adoption, usability, standards, and emerging/new technological paradigms (open educational resources, learning analytics, cloud computing, smart classrooms, etc.)
  • Fusion of pedagogy/didactics and technology: transformation of curriculum, transformation of teaching behaviour, transformation of learning, transformation of administration, transformation of schooling, best practices of infusion, piloting of new ideas

A learning environment can be considered smart when the learner is supported through the use of adaptive and innovative technologies from childhood all the way through formal education, and continued during work and adult life where non-formal and informal learning approaches become primary means for learning. Smart learning environments are neither pure technology-based systems nor a particular pedagogical approach. They encompass various contexts, in which students (and perhaps teachers) move from one context to another. So, they are perhaps overarching concept for future academia. This perspective has the potential to overcome some of the traditions of institution based instruction towards lifelong learning.

AISLE@ICALT2017 will explore various dimensions of the application of artificial intelligence and the emerging smart learning environments, such as what makes a learning environment smart, challenges in the design and implementation of such environments in multiple and heterogeneous contexts, pedagogical and technological underpinnings, and the validation issues.

Track Program Committee

Ben Chang, National Central University, Taiwan

Bernardo Tabuenca, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain

Bertrand David, LIRIS-CNRS, France

Dirk Börner, Open University of Netherlands, The Netherlands

Gilbert Paquette, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Jia-Jiunn Lo, Chung Hua University, Taiwan

Jinghua Zhang, Winston-Salem State University, USA

Johannes Konert, Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany

Josep Blat, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain

Ju-ling Shih, National University Of Tainan, Taiwan

Tosti Hsu-Cheng Chiang, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Chin-Yeh Wang, National Central University, Taiwan

Ben Liu, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

Gwo-Haur Hwang, Ling Tung University, Taiwan

Pei-Chen Sun, National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan

George Ghinea, Brunel University, UK

Jun-Ming Su, National University of Tainan, Taiwan

Li Ping, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

Matej Zajc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Ting-Wen Chang, Beijing Normal University, China

Yanjie Song, The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

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