AI-BASED TOOLS FOR REMOTE TEACHING
Co-designing AI-based orchestration technology with teachers who are teaching in remote and hybrid setting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lawrence, L., Holstein, K., Berman, S., Fancsali, S., Ritter, S., & Aleven, A. (under review). Participatory design amidst crisis: Designing AI-based orchestration tools to support the shift to remote learning.
The disruption of K12 education due to the COVID-19 pandemic was unplanned and unprecedented. This abrupt transition to remote instruction has posed unique challenges for teachers to overcome, who are managing previously unimaginable instructional and learning constraints. To account for these challenges, we conduct participatory design with teachers, to explore how AI-based orchestration tools might assist teachers in adapting to this crisis. Using storyboard speed dating and card sorting activities we have begun to dig into teachers needs in this setting and begin co-creating technology that can support this pressing teaching context.
These examples illustrate teacher needs and design examples that emerged during design workshops with teachers.