AI and Digital Learning in Education and Research Training

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 June 2024 | Viewed by 558

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Nowadays, one of the biggest challenges for highly specialized education and training, both in academia and industry, is the time and cost required to create well-rounded courses, customized learning and feedback tools, manual task processes, along with hands-on tutorials with expensive facilities. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital learning, on the other hand, have begun to show great potential to address these challenges for more innovate and cost-effective teaching and training practices, and accelerate our collective progress toward sustainable educational development. Educators are now using AI and digital learning tools, e.g., to spot struggling students early in the term and provide suitable actions to ensure their success and retention. Similarly, researchers and industry specialists are accelerating their adaptation of digital learning tools to unlock new discoveries and insights towards new processes at an unprecedented pace.

This Special Issue aims to be a leading peer-reviewed platform for both research case studies and review papers in areas including, but not limited to, virtual learning, virtual labs, extended reality, augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality as a combination of the real-world and computer-generated components in an interactive representation. Articles that address the applications of AI, machine learning, and immersive design tools in creating smart teaching and training content, automation tasks, teaching the teacher, identifying classroom weakness and 24/7 assistance, are among those of interest.

We look forward to receiving your high-quality contributions towards this fascinating emerging area of education and research.

Dr. Hamid Khayyam
Prof. Dr. Abbas S. Milani
Guest Editors

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  • AI-based education
  • machine learning in education
  • virtual labs
  • augmented reality
  • virtual reality
  • mixed reality
  • Education 5.0
  • Industry 5.0

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