Title: The potential of smart technologies for learning and instruction

Authors: J. Michael Spector

Addresses: College of Information, University of North Texas, 3940 N. Elm St., G182, Denton, TX 76207, USA

Abstract: The field of artificial intelligence has been influencing learning and instruction since the 1980s with the introduction of intelligent tutoring systems. Since then, advances in artificial intelligence, cognitive psychology, instructional design, and learning science have occurred along with the introduction of powerful new technologies, including dynamic assessment and feedback mechanisms, highly interactive mobile devices, and internet-based repositories of resources to support learning and instruction. This paper provides an overview of smart technologies in education and their potential for the future.

Keywords: adaptive instruction; human-computer interaction; HCI; intelligent systems; learning analytics; personalised learning; smart technology; smart learning; personalisation; smart education; educational technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMARTTL.2016.078163

International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning, 2016 Vol.1 No.1, pp.21 - 32

Received: 12 Mar 2015
Accepted: 04 Aug 2015

Published online: 05 Aug 2016 *

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