Towards Autonomous Education Online
Abstract: Education is very important for an individual, a community and a country. Throughout the history of human civilization, education has been carried out by teachers or senior scholars and mostly inside classrooms. Even till recent years in online education, where classrooms are no longer necessary, the learning contents still need to be prepared ahead of time and learners can only learn what has been prepared. With the advance of all kinds of modern technologies, can we automate the detection of learner interest and learning goals, automate the preparation and generation of learning contents based on the detected interests and learning purposes of an individual learner, and automate the delivery of the generated learning contents to meet the needs of a specific learner, so that the learner can have the autonomy for what to be, what to learn, and how to learn? In this paper, we will report some important findings and technologies towards fully autonomous education online.
Presider: Harris Wang, Athabasca University