Artificial Intelligence (AI) in all its varieties, approaches, and application areas is one of the general IT megatrends of our time. It’s uptake in education is (compared to its use in other fields) still sparse and initial. There is no clear coordination of activities related to AI in education and there are no clear paths to follow for educators.

At the same time, the interest raised and the expectations towards the utilisation of AI in education are increasing.
A large number of approaches towards using AI in education exist already, however, they usually stem from isolated areas and are not well connected with each other. These approaches cover e.g.: learning analytics, multimodal learning experiences, educational recommender systems, intelligent tutoring systems etc.

At the same time, Core AI research also delivers and develops approaches that go beyond those currently applied to education, such as, for e.g.: strategic problem solvers, generative AIs, optimisation approaches, planning approaches. Upcoming and current AI research directions towards ethical AI and explainable AI further pave the way for the use of AI in education.

The SIG aims to bridge these interdependent research groups by bringing together researchers from both sides, AI and education to explore ways for both perspectives to work together, to exchange knowledge and experiences, to align activities, and to work towards common strategies.

SIG Chairs

Daniele Di Mitri

Post-doctoral researcher @ DIPF

Daniele Di Mitri is Research Group Leader at EduTec group at DIPF Leibniz Institute for Research and Information in Education. Previously postdoctoral researcher in Artificial Intelligence at the Centre of Actionable Research of The Open University  CAROU. Daniele holds a BSc degree in Computer Science from the University “Aldo Moro” of Bari (2014) and an […]

Bibeg Limbu

Leiden Delft Erasmus Center for education and learning

Jan Schneider

DIPF, Germany

Roland Klemke

Open University of The Netherlands, The Netherlands / TH Köln, Germany

Prof. Dr. Roland Klemke is chair of the department of Technology-enhanced Learning and Innovation of the Faculty of Educational Science of the Open University of the Netherlands. He leads national and international research projects in the TEL field. Research topics include artificial intelligence for education, multimodal learning experiences, augmented- and mixed-reality, multi-sensor architectures, serious gaming, game-based […]

Khaleel Asyraaf Mat Sanusi

OU Nederland & TH Köln

Deniz Iren

OU Nederland

Detailed objectives

  • Provide an exchange space for researchers, PhD students, and other interested parties who work (or aim to work) on the intersection of AI and education
  • Collect and share resources on relevant aspects of AI and education
  • Work towards a strategy for the inclusion of AI in education, covering aspects of e.g. AI technology, education, ethics, privacy
  • Exchange experiences about developing, selecting, applying approaches of AI in education
  • Establish the SIG as the “Educational application” entry point for other AI related initiatives in Europe

Planned activities

  • Organisation of workshops and lecture sessions at summer schools
  • Organisation of workshops and tracks for EC-TEL
  • Hack-AI-Thons
  • Aiming at joint research proposals
  • Aiming at joint publication in the fields, e.g. a book on AI in Education