263-5005-00L  Artificial Intelligence in Education

SemesterHerbstsemester 2021
DozierendeM. Sachan, T. Sinha
Periodizitätjährlich wiederkehrende Veranstaltung
KommentarNumber of participants limited to 75.

KurzbeschreibungArtificial Intelligence (AI) methods have shown to have a profound impact in educational technologies, where the great variety of tasks and data types enable us to get benefit of AI techniques in many different ways. We will review relevant methods and applications of AI in various educational technologies, and work on problem sets and projects to solve problems in education with the help of AI.
LernzielThe course will be centered around exploring methodological and system-focused perspectives on designing AI systems for education and analyzing educational data using AI methods. Students will be expected to a) engage in presentations and active in-class discussion, b) work on problem-sets exemplifying the use of educational data mining techniques, and c) undertake a final course project with feedback from instructors.
InhaltThe course will start with a general introduction to AI, where we will cover supervised and unsupervised learning techniques (e.g.,classification and regression models, feature selection and preprocessing of data, clustering, dimensionality reduction and text mining techniques) with a focus on application of these techniques in educational data mining. After the introduction of the basic methodologies, we will continue with the most relevant applications of AI in educational technologies (e.g., intelligent tutoring and student personalization, scaffolding open-ended discovery learning, socially-aware AI and learning at scale with AI systems). In the final part of the course, we will cover challenges associated with using AI in student facing settings.
SkriptLecture slides will be made available at the course Web site.
LiteraturNo textbook is required, but there will be regularly assigned readings from research literature, linked to the course website.
Voraussetzungen / BesonderesThere are no prerequisites for this class. However, it will help if the student has taken an undergraduate or graduate level class in statistics, data science or machine learning. This class is appropriate for advanced undergraduates and master students in Computer Science as well as PhD students in other departments.