Vision, challenges, roles and research issues of Artificial Intelligence in Education

Gwo-jen HWANG*, Haoran XIE, Benjamin W. WAH, Dragan GAŠEVIĆ

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)peer-review


The rapid advancement of computing technologies has facilitated the implementation of AIED (Artificial Intelligence in Education) applications. AIED refers to the use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) technologies or application programs in educational settings to facilitate teaching, learning, or decision making. With the help of AI technologies, which simulate human intelligence to make inferences, judgments, or predictions, computer systems can provide personalized guidance, supports, or feedback to students as well as assisting teachers or policymakers in making decisions. Although AIED has been identified as the primary research focus in the field of computers and education, the interdisciplinary nature of AIED presents a unique challenge for researchers with different disciplinary backgrounds. In this paper, we present the definition and roles of AIED studies from the perspective of educational needs. We propose a framework to show the considerations of implementing AIED in different learning and teaching settings. The structure can help guide researchers with both computers and education backgrounds in conducting AIED studies. We outline 10 potential research topics in AIED that are of particular interest to this journal. Finally, we describe the type of articles we like to solicit and the management of the submissions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100001
Number of pages5
JournalComputers & Education: Artificial Intelligence
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 7 Sep 2020

Bibliographical note

This study is supported in part by the Ministry of Science and Tech-nology of Taiwan under contract number MOST-109-2511-H-011-002-MY3.


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Educational settings
  • Artificial intelligence in education
  • AIED


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