Intelligent Systems for Education

Intelligent systems for education digitally capture learning and analyze it using artificial intelligence algorithms.

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Intelligent systems for education are digital technologies such as robots or dashboards. These systems are designed to support teaching and learning by digitally capturing student learning, analyzing it by using artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms, and then graphically displaying the results of this data analysis to teachers. We develop such intelligent systems in collaboration with lecturers and teachers and scientifically investigate their benefits for teaching and learning.

Learning Dashboards - Making the invisible visible for teachers

Due to the widespread use of digital technologies in education such as web-based learning management systems digital data about the learning of pupils or students is abundant. The graphical representation of such data can serve teachers at all levels of education to foster learning as well as to personalize their teaching (Chen et al., 2021). As illustrated in Figure 1, this graphical representation of digital data can be accomplished using a dashboard.

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Figure 1. Example for a learning dashboard

Such a learning dashboard is accessible on computers or smartphones. It is presenting data on the learning of pupils or students in formats like charts or graphs (Shahmoradi et al., 2023). These data visualizations can also be the graphical representation of  the analysis of learner data by algorithms of artificial intelligence (AI). Such an AI-based dashboard can support teachers in fostering learning particularly effectively. We are therefore developing an AI-based dashboard for teaching and learning languages and investigating its use and utility in the classroom.

Social Robotics - Learning with the help of a robot

Social robotics in education involves the use of robots with AI-based social capabilities to support and enhance learning in educational settings (Greczek et al. , 2014). These robots are designed to use artificial intelligence to support the learning of students in a personalized manner (Figure 2). In collaboration with the CHILI research group at EPFL, we are therefore developing such an AI-based social robot and investigating its use and benefits in pedagogical settings.

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Figure 2. Example of a social robot in a pedagogical setting