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Title: Towards AI-powered personalization in MOOC learning
Authors: Yu, Han 
Miao, Chunyan
Leung, Cyril
White, Timothy John
Keywords: Engineering::Computer science and engineering
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Yu, H., Miao, C., Leung, C. & White, T. J. (2017). Towards AI-powered personalization in MOOC learning. Npj Science of Learning, 2(1), 15-.
Journal: npj Science of Learning
Abstract: Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) represent a form of large-scale learning that is changing the landscape of higher education. In this paper, we offer a perspective on how advances in artificial intelligence (AI) may enhance learning and research on MOOCs. We focus on emerging AI techniques including how knowledge representation tools can enable students to adjust the sequence of learning to fit their own needs; how optimization techniques can efficiently match community teaching assistants to MOOC mediation tasks to offer personal attention to learners; and how virtual learning companions with human traits such as curiosity and emotions can enhance learning experience on a large scale. These new capabilities will also bring opportunities for educational researchers to analyse students’ learning skills and uncover points along learning paths where students with different backgrounds may require different help. Ethical considerations related to the application of AI in MOOC education research are also discussed.
ISSN: 2056-7936
DOI: 10.1038/s41539-017-0016-3
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