AI | Alelo | Case Study: Alelo’s AI-driven Enskill English product improves student fluency and self-confidence
  • Jul 29, 2019

Case Study: Alelo’s AI-driven Enskill English product improves student fluency and self-confidence

A recent evaluation at UVM (Universidad del Valle de México) Toluca of Alelo Enskill® English, an AI-driven learning product, found that students improved their spoken English skills, and also became more self-confident and willing to communicate in English. This in turn improved classroom instruction, because learners came to class better prepared and more willing to…

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  • Apr 26, 2019

Why Online Mastery Learning Platforms Aren’t All They’re Cracked Up to Be

In Educational Technology communities, there is a debate about the best way to structure online learning programs. Should platforms focus on the individual student or the classroom? Should teachers act as a leader of the class, or supplement students’ independent practice?

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  • Apr 07, 2019

A Shared Scientific Infrastructure to do Randomized Controlled Trials and Longitudinal Studies

By Neil Heffernan, Worcester Polytechnic University Shared scientific instruments help address big challenges in research. The Hubble Space Telescope has helped hundreds of astronomers do studies that none of them could have done if they had to also build the instrument they use. Physicists benefit from shared particle accelerators that are expensive to build and…

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  • Feb 25, 2019

From AI-Enabled CSCL in the Classroom Towards Team Based Learning in the Workplace

What does the field of CSCL (computer-supported collaborative learning) have to say to the problem that the World Economic Forum estimates that up to 5 million jobs may be lost to disruptive labor changes by 2020? We suggest an answer that is designed to enable embedding collaborative learning opportunities within project work.

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  • Feb 18, 2019

Improving Comprehension Strategies of Struggling Adult Readers through Conversational Trialogues with AutoTutor

For many millennia, adult learning has primarily consisted of interactions with human mentors, tutors, teachers, and peers. During the last 25 years, these communicative actions and interactions have been simulated by computer agents in learning environments that have often shown significant learning gains.

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  • Oct 12, 2018

Beyond Academics: Intelligent Mentoring Systems for Career Success

One of the ultimate goals of education is to effectively prepare students for long-term career and workforce success. Most existing intelligent systems in education focus on tutoring for specific academic subjects and deliver personalized learning on a relatively short timescale. As we face an ever-changing 21st century job market due to increased automation and AI technologies, it is more important and challenging than ever to deliver learning and mentorship that leads to long-term success in the workforce. In my webinar, I discuss some of the unique challenges presented by this goal as well as promising approaches that can address the challenges and move us closer to building effective, workforce-driven intelligent mentoring systems.

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  • Sep 19, 2018

Can AI help us create more inclusive education and society?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) gets quite a lot of bad press. It is understood by few and feared by many. It is overhyped through media, sci-fi movies and eye-watering financial investments by the tech giants (LINK), and increasingly – governments. As such AI does not yet sit comfortably with many who care about human development and wellbeing, or social justice and prosperity.

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  • Sep 04, 2018

Data-Driven Development (D3): Instructional Design for the AI Age

For artificial intelligence (AI) to enter the mainstream of education, instructional designers must have design methodologies that enable them to efficiently create AI-driven learning products. The most commonly used instructional design methodology, ADDIE (analyze, design, develop, implement, and evaluate), does not address the needs of AI-driven learning systems, because it adequately define the role of data in the design process. In fact, none of the instructional design methodologies commonly used today take into account the opportunities and challenges that AI and big data bring to the design process.

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  • Jun 13, 2018

How AI Can Help You Create Competitive Advantage

Artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived and is reshaping business. Your company ought to have a strategy for using AI, otherwise it risks being disrupted by companies that do. Yet many business leaders are unsure about what AI can do and how best to take advantage of it.

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  • May 22, 2018

How AI is Solving the #1 Skill Gap in the Global Economy

Education and training is one industry where AI is starting to play important roles. What impact will AI have on education and training in the future? Will teachers be replaced by algorithms? Or is AI going to empower both learners and teachers?

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