EAAI-16: The 6th Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence
Phoenix, Arizona, USA (Collocated with AAAI-16)
February 13-14, 2016
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
What's New (rev. August 31)
- Submission Instructions and the submission site are available. Please pay careful attention to the instructions on formatting and blind review.
- Announcement of AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator Award
- Survey for AAAI members on AI topics with details below
- Call for Papers is released.
- EAAI-16 will be held in conjunction with AAAI-16
- Interested in keeping up with Educational Topics in AI? Join the mailing list at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paper submission deadline: September 15, 2015
- Notification date: November 6, 2015
- Camera-ready copy due to AAAI: December 1, 2015
- Symposium dates: February 13-14, 2016
The Sixth Symposium on Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI-16) will be held February 13-14, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ, USA. The symposium is collocated with AAAI-16. EAAI-16 provides a venue for researchers and educators to discuss pedagogical issues and share resources related to teaching AI and using AI in education across a variety of curricular levels (K-12 through postgraduate training), with an emphasis on undergraduate and graduate teaching and learning.
The symposium seeks contributions showing how to more effectively teach AI, as well as how themes from AI may be used to enhance education more broadly (for example, in introductory computing courses or as a means for teaching computational thinking). We encourage the sharing of innovative educational approaches that convey or leverage AI and its many subfields, including robotics, machine learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and others.
Call for Participation
The call for participation is now available.
EAAI-16 provides several submission types:
- Full-length papers (6 pages)
- Extended abstract/poster contributions (2 pages)
- Model AI assignments highlighting innovative, ready-to-adopt materials
In addition, EAAI-16 provides many other paths for participation including the following:
- A workshop for mentoring new faculty, instructors, and graduate students on teaching
- An Educational Video track within the AAAI-16 Video program
Additional sessions at EAAI-16 include:
- Model AI Assignments Session
EAAI-16 will feature a special session on Model AI Assignments suitable for use in a variety of class settings.
- Hands-on Robotics Education Session
In this session, participants will try out some of the most accessible and capable hardware and software resources used in AI Robotics education today. A team of AI robotics educators will scaffold, demonstrate, and then guide participants to accomplish short tasks; several different platforms will be available (wheeled, aerial, pan/tilt sensing), and we will also place the robots and software in the context of several field-tested, undergraduate-focused curricula.
- Relevant Topics for a Modern AI Course
There is a disparity between what is taught in many AI courses and what education and research colleagues would like to have taught. The aim of this panel is to propose a set of topics most appropriate for a modern introductory AI course.
As part of this session, we are interested in learning about modern, relevant, and cutting edge AI topics for potential inclusion in introductory AI courses. As part of this project, we are interested in obtaining the input of AI practitioners, whether in industry, government or academia. We created a survey which we ask for your responses https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2D8G8WY. Feel free to forward the survey to your colleagues.
An additional survey for AI educators is also available http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/25GJ9ZB A summary of relevant responses as well as an evaluation of broad trends of the survey responses will be included in a paper to be submitted to the EAAI-2016 conference as well as a panel presentation at the EAAI-2016 conference. We plan to establish a feedback loop between practitioners and instructors.
The AAAI/EAAI Outstanding Educator award will be presented annually to a person (or group of people) who has made major contributions to AI education that provide long-lasting benefits to the AI community. Examples include innovating teaching methods, providing service to the AI education community, generating pedagogical resources, designing curricula, and educating students outside of higher education venues (or the general public) about AI.
The award consists of a certificate, a $1,000 honorarium, complimentary one-year AAAI membership (new or renewal), and free conference registration to the upcoming EAAI conference and co-located AAAI conference where the award will be conferred. The full Call for Nominations will be available soon at http://www.aaai.org/Awards/awards.php. For more information, please write to email@example.com.
The repository of Model AI assignments is also available: