Ashok Goel (School of Interactive Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology) presents how AI-ALOE will develop new AI technologies in online education and improve its quality for adult learners in STEM disciplines. Dr. Goel will describe AI-ALOE’s vision, goals and plans, using research laboratory examples for illustration.
Nithya Sambasivan (Sociotechnical Researcher formerly, Research Scientist PAIR, Google Research) presents results from a multi-year inquiry and will pay particular attention to developer practices in AI systems intended for low-resource communities.
Golnaz Arastoopour Irgens (Assistant Professor, Clemson University) presents a collaboration with researchers and children to develop a critical machine learning after-school education program. Reflecting on the findings, Dr. Irgens argues for the benefits of participatory design methods in designing critical machine learning educational environments, as well as the unresolved tensions that emerge.
Jason Wiese (Assistant Professor in the School of Computing at The University of Utah) explores methodological limitations encountered in his research group’s recent projects, including work with individuals who have had a spinal cord injury and a project examining air quality data with parents of asthmatic children.
Carl DiSalvo (Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology) presents his new book
Design as Democratic Inquiry,
a series of projects grounded in collaborations with communities and institutions. DiSalvo explores the potentials and limitations of design to participate in democracy and argues for design as a way to care for our collective futures.
In this talk, Lauren Margulieux (Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences at Georgia State University) discusses Spatial Encoding Strategy theory and Multiple Conceptions theory. These theories are developed based on a synthesis of work across multiple education-related fields to explain phenomena frequently seen in STEM education.