The UNESCO published a new #openaccess book called "An #edtech tragedy? Educational technologies and school closures in the time of COVID-19" https://www.unesco.org/en/digital-education/ed-tech-tragedy
Almost all ideas revolve around genAI tools like ChatGPT, Midjourney, and DALLE2.
It was an exciting read, but I found no mention of adaptive learning, intelligent tutoring or learning analytics.
In my responsible AI class, my students have to design an AI tool or functionality for education. This year, 3 out of 5 groups decided to look into LLMs such as ChatGPT.
So I discussed with them to what extent ChatGPT can be helpful in education. Three takeaways:
Although my field of study is computer science and artificial intelligence, I am conducting my doctoral studies in a (soon to become) Faculty of Education while my field of expertise is Multimodal Learning Analytics. In this field, the Human component has always been of highest relevance. In the prototypes we developed it is typically a human that uses the developed systems, as well as the human (e.g. teacher or learner) is the subject of investigation.
If you do research in the field of learning science there is almost certainly one point in which you realise how difficult is to model and describe a learning process. Among the human cognitive processes, learning is definitely one of the most complex and fascinating, as it encompasses several dimensions including as motivation, knowledge, emotional states.