ERIC Number: EJ787603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Reference Count: 16
AI in Training (1980-2000): Foundation for the Future or Misplaced Optimism?
British Journal of Educational Technology, v39 n2 p287-296 Mar 2008
Since the beginning of the use of technology to support training and learning there has always been the belief that such new technologies would be able to add value either by reducing costs or increasing effectiveness. The 1980s and early 1990s were a period of enormous optimism as to the promise that such technology could bring. The governments of Europe and the US were generous in their funding of research in this area. In Europe research and development programmes such as ESPRIT, DELTA, RACE, ERASMUS and COMETT, to name only a few, funded a wealth of initiatives aimed at advancing the use of technology. At the margins of the early initiatives was the belief that AI must have a part to play in these developments. This paper reviews the early initiatives and suggests reasons why the potential for the use of AI in education and training has never been truly fulfilled.
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Educational Technology, Research and Development, Foreign Countries
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