Aims of the workshop

The role of AIEd in motivating learning in everyday education

This workshop is intended as a forum for reflection for the AIEd community regarding the past ten years’ advances in the area of affective and socially intelligent learning environments. The purpose of this forum is to:
  • gain an integrated view of the field including the existing objectives specifically in the area of socially and emotionally intelligent learning environments, the methods that are used, and the specific case studies that demonstrate relative successes and failures;
  • to identify the current role of AIEd research on affective and socially intelligent learning environments, and its outcomes to date in real educational contexts
  • to identify future methods and research directions for the field.
The onus of the workshop is on gaining a better understanding of the role of learners, practitioners and other relevant stakeholders in the design and use of affect-sensitive and socially intelligent technologies in real contexts as well as on understanding the role of such intelligent learning environments in everyday practice.

This workshop is intended as a spring-board for reflection and discussion of the role of AIEd in understanding the learner in everyday learning contexts. The emphasis of the workshop is on socially and emotionally intelligent learning environments and their role in and contribution to enhancing both teaching and learning in the 21st century. The outcomes will include a basis for a framework to facilitate research of affective issues in the wider context of learning. In doing so, we will provide a forum for open dialogue between researchers from various research areas to help identify important research questions in the field and to examine the extent to which these have been addressed.