EDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE CONCEPT

TitleEDUCATIONAL POSSIBILITIES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMBIENT INTELLIGENCE CONCEPT
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBureš, V, Čech, P, Mls, K
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume13
Start Page25-31
Date PublishedJune/2009
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 888500
Keywordsambient intelligence, decision-support systems, learner-directed learning
Abstract

In 2001, IST Advisory Group, as an advisory body of the European Commission in the field of information and communication technology, introduced four scenarios of the future development in information society forming an Ambient Intelligence (Ami) environment. This vision is a relatively new concept that is being developed at both theoretical and practical level. The problem is that although the concept of AmI has a strong technological orientation, there are also social, psychological, ethical or legislative dimensions that have to be taken in to consideration. Successful application of AmI requires entwining technological, managerial and other aspects to a complex soft system. In order to design and create appropriate architecture of this intelligent environment, which will match given requirements, it is necessary to acquire qualitative description of future stakeholders’ needs. One needs appropriate tools or techniques to be able to comprehend such complexity and people in general usually do not possess needed skills or tools. Therefore, the role of education is of a crucial importance here. The paper describes the AmI concept and outlines its relation with educational issues. Experience obtained while implementing of so-called learner-directed educational approach together with achieved findings and lessons learned are introduced.

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