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

Gwo Jen Hwang, Haoran Xie, Benjamin W. Wah, Dragan Gašević

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review

158 Citations (Scopus)


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 and Education: Artificial Intelligence
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


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

Cite this