Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education
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Future school 2030

Introduction

Faced with the rapid development of technology worldwide and the challenges posed by China’s economic transformation and upgrading. Our society has an urgent need for a large number of innovative talents with innovative thinking, entrepreneurial awareness and international vision. Future education in 2030 must promote the reform and innovation of education system, personnel training mode, and the leaping development of education modernization. Combined with the historical background and national development needs, the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education, Beijing Normal University (AICFE) has initiated the “Future School 2030” research program aiming to explore the goals, curriculum implementation, teaching mode, learning methods, school management and other aspects of future school, and this lead the development of future education.

The first phase of “Future School 2030” program was launched in June 2016, and involved 17 research teams all over the world. In the second phase of “Future School 2030” program, AICFE aims to compile a series of books on the theme of “Future Education”, to predict, from the three perspectives of the educator, learner and educational influence, the changes in future education patterns and development trends, and explore the prospective solution.

AI tutor

Introduction

For centuries, education has mostly followed the old traditional structure. However, the fast advancement of AI may provide disruptive technologies to revolutionize how pupils learn, how teachers teach, and how society drives forward learning in the future. Given that education is the foundation which prepares people to pursue advancements in all the other fields, it has the potential to be the most influential field by AI.

Supported by the Beijing Municipal Government, the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education (AICFE) established a global research program called “Artificial Intelligence (AI) tutor”. This program is inviting renowned experts worldwide in all the AI-related and education-related fields. It encourages all types of contributions including theoretical, engineering and applied work. Annual conferences would be held to discuss impactful research topics under the umbrella of the AI Tutor research as well as the challenges and opportunities in AI-driven educational technology.

International standardization

Introduction

The purpose of this program is to initiate joint research with experts in the field of information and communications technology, to explore crucial standards that are used widely, and to make a breakthrough in applying standards under ISO/IEC JTC1, which is Joint Technical Committee for Information Technology (JTC1) jointly set up by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).

Joint research will be conducted by experts in the AICFE and from other international academic institutions. In addition, two international standards are planned to be proposed by the AICFE.