Penn State Explores AI in Teaching

Artificial Intelligence Penn State Explores AI in Teaching University faculty members are developing a device, First Class, that uses artificial intelligence to help pre-service teachers practice student engagement techniques. By Sri Ravipati 08/15/16 Faculty members at Pennsylvania State University are exploring how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to provide immersive opportunities for student teachers. The team is developing AI-driven virtual classrooms, where pre-service teachers can practice student engagement techniques. Ann Clements, an associate professor and graduate program chair for music education at the School of Music, is leading the effort and working with members of Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) at Penn State to develop the AI classroom prototype, known as First Class. The device uses Microsoft Kinect, a motion-sensing input device, and utilizes rows of virtual students…


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