• May 15, 2018

Alelo Webinar Series on the Future of AI in Education and Training

Artificial intelligence is enabling dramatic improvements in education by providing learners with immersive personalized experiences, empowering teachers to be more effective, and giving administrators predictive analytics to achieve superior outcomes. AI also significantly increases access for learners and lowers costs, and helps overcome some of the most persistent skill gaps in the global workforce. When the education and training industry takes full advantage of this new technology the impact will be profound, as much as the adoption of compulsory education was in the 19th century.

To provide insight into the promise and potential of this new technology, Alelo offers a webinar series on the Future of AI in Education. We will look at the impact of AI on the experience of learners and teachers, the education and training industry, and the global economy. Seminar speakers will include Alelo experts as well as other thought leaders in the global community of artificial intelligence in education.


Webinar Schedule

The following is the initial webinar schedule. Alelo plans to add further seminars by international leaders in artificial intelligence in education in the coming months.

How AI is Solving the #1 Skill Gap in the Global Economy
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson
Wednesday, May 23, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM-11:00 AM PDT Click Here to Register
Thursday, May 24, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM-11:00 AM PDT Click Here to Register

A recent analysis by LinkedIn of job openings reveals that communication skills are the number 1 skill gap in the US today. Artificial intelligence is now starting to be applied effectively to develop communication skills and other soft skills, at a lower cost than was previously possible. AI can objectively measure soft skills and promote rapid learning. This will lead to great benefits for workers and employers alike, with implications for the global economy.


Will Teachers be Replaced by Algorithms?
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson and Karen Chiang
Wednesday, June 6, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM-11:00 AM PDT Click Here to Register
Thursday, June 7, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM-11:00 AM PDT Click Here to Register

Futurists claim that intelligent machines will replace teachers within 10 years. Should teachers really be worried? On the contrary, AI is more likely to empower teachers, reduce drudgery and overwork, and make their jobs more rewarding. We will present examples from experiences integrating AI into blended learning programs.


How Will AI and Data-Driven Learning Transform the Global Education Industry?
Dr. W. Lewis Johnson
Wednesday, June 27, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM EDT / 10:00 AM-11:00 AM PDT Click Here to Register
Co-Sponsored by SIIA

AI is enabling a new data-driven approach to the design and delivery of instruction. Cloud-based AI tools automatically collect and analyze data from learners, making them analytics tools as much as learning tools. Machine-learning algorithms applied to learner data accelerate improvements in system performance. Teachers and administrators can use the resulting analytics to detect learner problems and intervene quickly. This webinar will describe how AI and data-driven learning are accelerating innovation, will help drive the transition from school-based learning to ubiquitous lifelong learning, and will fundamentally transform the global education industry.


Webinar Hosts

W. Lewis Johnson, Ph.D.
President and CEO, Alelo Inc.
Dr. Johnson is an internationally recognized expert in AI education. For his work on the first Alelo immersive game, Tactical Iraqi, he won DARPA’s Significant Technical Achievement Award. He has been a past President of the International AI in Education Society and was co-winner of the 2017 Autonomous Agents Influential Paper Award for his work in the field of pedagogical agents. He has been invited to speak at many international conferences such as the International Conference on Intelligent Tutoring Systems, and presented a Distinguished Lecture at the National Science Foundation.


Karen Chiang
VP of Sales and Marketing, Alelo Inc.
Karen Chiang has been involved in language learning and testing in academic and workplace applications for over 30 years. Prior to working with Alelo she was VP of sales at Pearson and was responsible for talent solutions and commercialization of the Versant language assessment products which utilize automated scoring. Karen has experience in international and business development in emerging markets such as India.