Another 25 Years of AIED? Challenges and Opportunities for Intelligent Educational Technologies of the Future

In IJAIED 26 (2): "25th Anniversary Issue"

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AIED, Challenges, Educational technologies, Future, Risks


This paper attempts an analysis of some current trends and future developments in computer science, education, and educational technology. Based on these trends, two possible future predictions of AIED are presented in the form of a utopian vision and a dystopian vision. A comparison of these two visions leads to seven challenges that AIED might have to face in the future: intercultural and global dimensions, practical impact, privacy, interaction methods, collaboration at scale, effectiveness in multiple domains, and the role of AIED in educational technology. The paper discusses these challenges and the associated risks and opportunities.