Programme

Please find the preliminary conference program below:

 

AI in Learning - Shaping the Future

November 18–19, 2021, Virtual International Conference

 

Contents: keynote speeches, presentations and discussions, parallel research collaborative sessions, discussion, and networking

Participants: Researchers, companies, policymakers, teachers, school leaders

Location: ZOOM virtual conference

Thursday

18.11.2021

9:00 – 17:45 (Finnish time)

9:00 – 09:40

Opening of the conference

Hanna Snellman, Vice-Rector, University of Helsinki

Johanna Mäkelä, Dean, Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki

Moderator: Hannele Niemi, Professor, University of Helsinki

Music

09:40 – 10:30

Keynote 1: Creative AI

Dr. Hannu Toivonen, Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

Moderator and commentary: Hannele Niemi, Professor, University of Helsinki

Discussion

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

 

11:00 – 11:50

Keynote 2: AI-Driven Intelligent Tutoring System for Math Education

Dr. Yu LU, Associate professor, Dir­ector of the AI Lab at the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education, Beijing Normal University, China

Moderator and commentary: Harri Ketamo, Chairman of the board, Headai

Discussion

  11:50 – 12:30 Lunch Break

 

12:30 – 14:00

Workshops, paper presentations, and discussion session 1

14:00 – 14:30

Coffee Break

14:30 – 16:00

Workshops, paper presentation, and discussion session 2

16:00 – 17:15

Company showcases and discussion

Company presentation 1, School Day Helsinki Oy, Finland,

Mika Kasanen, Co-Founder & CEO

Company presentation 2, Headai Oy, Finland,

Harri Ketamo, Chairman of the board, Founder, Headai

Anu Passi-Rauste, Head of business development, Headai

Company presentation 3 (tbc), UpKnowledge Oy, Finland,

Timo Lindqvist, Co-founder & COB, Upknowledge

Company presentation 4 (tbc), NAPCON, Neste Engineering Solutions Oy, Finland,

Pekka Qvist, Manager, UI and Usability Engineering, NAPCON

Company presentation 5,

Henan Tianxing Education & Technology Co. Ltd, China, Hua RAN

Discussion and questions

Moderator:  Pekka Ollikainen, Senior Advisor, Business Finland

 

17:15 – 17:45

Share group presentations and summary of the day 

Moderator: Päivi Kousa, Dr., Coordinator of the AI in Learning Program

Friday

19.11.2021

9:00 – 11:15 (Finnish time)

9:00 – 09:50

Keynote 3: AI and the Future of Education

Dr. James Lester, Professor, Director of the Center for Educational Informatics & Distinguished University, U.S.A.

Moderator and commentary: Minna Huotilainen, Professor, University of Helsinki

Discussion

09:50 – 10:50

Panel discussion: How to face future learning with AI?

Panelists:

Ben Cowley, Associate Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

Barbara Schneider, Professor, Michigan State University, U.S.A.

Minna Huotilainen, Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland

Timo Lindqvist, Co-founder & COB, Upknowledge, Finland

Yu LU, Research director, Beijing Normal University, China

Moderator: Heli Ruokamo, Professor, University of Lapland

10:50 – 11:15

Closing: 

Forwarding messages of AI in learning and education in the educational field

Hannele Niemi, Professor, University of Helsinki, Finland