Information (ISSN 2078-2489)

Special issue belongs to the section “Artificial Intelligence

Special issue on Artificial Intelligence and Games Science in Education

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 July 2022

On the Special Issue

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the top of research and policy agendas around the world. While there is consensus on how AI impacts other sectors, from finance to autonomous vehicles, healthcare, and manufacturing, the impact of AI in education (AIED) has not been researched extensively. Despite minimal attention, AI-based applications are already employed at different educational levels, such as in schools, universities, and vocational education. Examples of such applications span from adaptive and intelligent learning platforms that ‘customise’ learning content and activities, to applications that respond to student’s questions and discover learning difficulties. However, education leaders, designers, teachers, and students may feel overwhelmed by the complexity of using AIED and the ethical, cultural, and pedagogical implications that may be unfolded from certain kinds of AI implementation. By making explicit the experiences, understandings, and beliefs of AIED, researchers and practitioners alike may gain deeper understandings of how AI-based teaching and learning is designed, orchestrated, and assessed to enhance the student’s learning experience. This Special Issue is aimed at providing selected contributions on advances in AIED, encompassing technical, pedagogical, ethical, and cultural aspects for making meaningful inferences on the impact of AI in teaching and learning.

 Potential topics related to the Special Issue include, but not limited to:

  • Experiences of and approaches to using AIED in teaching and learning;
  • Design and orchestration of digital pedagogies for AIED;
  • Ethical and multicultural aspects of AIED;
  • Personalised and adaptive learning experiences through AIED;
  • Autonomous assessment and feedback (e.g., formative, and summative feedback, adaptive assessment; assessing affection, engagement, performance, and motivation);
  • AIED tools, applications, and models (e.g., intelligent tutoring systems, learning analytics, exploratory learning environments, chatbots, virtual and augmented reality, tangible interfaces, domain, pedagogy, learner, and open learner models);
  • AI embedded in serious games, game-based learning, and gamification;
  • AIED context and modes of learning (e.g., schools, universities, vocational education, hybrid, distance, online, formal, informal, and non-formal learning);
  • Teachers’ digital competencies for empowering AI-based teaching and learning;
  • Subject-specific AIED applications (e.g., for teaching science, technology and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, and arts).

Guest editors
Dr. Petros Lameras
Prof. Dr. Sylvester Arnab
Dr. Panagiotis Petridis

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • Artificial Intelligence in Education
  • AIED applications and tools
  • adaptive learning
  • AIED digital pedagogies
  • AIED assessment and feedback
  • AIED ethics and culture
  • AIED competencies and skills