What is artificial intelligence (AI)? How can AI help a learner, a teacher or a system designer? What are the positive impacts of AI on human learning?
AI for Learning examines how artificial intelligence can, and should, positively impact human learning, whether it be in formal or informal educational and training contexts. The notion of ‘can’ is bound up with ongoing technological developments. The notion of ‘should’ is bound up with an ethical stance that recognises the complementary capabilities of human and artificial intelligence, as well as the objectives of doing good, not doing harm, increasing justice and maintaining fairness. The book considers the different supporting roles that can help a learner – from AI as a tutor and learning aid to AI as a classroom moderator, among others – and examines both the opportunities and risks associated with each.
Table of Contents
Foreword: The Power of Learning, The Power of AI by Rose Luckin. Introduction: What Is All This about AI in Education? 1 How Do I Tell the Difference between Good AI and Bad?: Or – About Our Five-Step Evaluation of Cake Mixes. 2 AI as a Learner: How Can AI Help Me Learn Things That I Did Not Understand Before? 3 AI as a Tutor: How Can AI Tutor Me about Stuff? 4 AI as a Classroom Moderator: How Can AI Give Me Eyes in the Back of My Head? 5 Conclusion: So, Are We Friends Now? Glossary. Index.
Carmel Kent is Head of Educational Data Science at EDUCATE and former Senior Research Fellow at University College London.
Benedict du Boulay is Emeritus Professor of Artificial Intelligence at Sussex University and Visiting Professor at University College London.
"AI for Learning addresses important questions related to how AI will impact both teaching and learning in an educational context. This book could be used by all sorts of educators or those in educational policy. I would use this book for my AI and instructional communication graduate class." --Chad Edwards, Western Michigan University
"This book is very timely, and there is a great need for it. Artificial intelligence has great potential to promote learning and empower teaching. But this potential will go largely unrealized unless learners, teachers, and parents understand it. AI for Learning clearly explains the potential benefits and risks of AI in education. It's an excellent model for how to take a complex technical subject and present it in a way that anyone can comprehend, without dumbing it down." --Dr. W. Lewis Johnson, co-founder, Alelo Inc.