Edubots Conference Announcement

Written by:
Lars Willner
Published:
January 12, 2022
In this series, we are introducing you too some of the human beings being part of the Edubots community. You see, Edubots is not just about chatbots, but perhaps even more importantly about humans.
Today, we are giving you Joonas, our next guest speaker in our weekly webinar where he will speak about "’Are you OK?’ Students’ trust in a chatbot providing support opportunities"
Edubots Conference Announcement

Welcome to join us for the first Edubots Conference, the programme and registration are now live!

The event is open for anyone, it's free, and you should definitely join for a fun and inspiring event! It is designed for Educators in Higher Education, and hopefully you will leave the day smiling and feeling motivated. You will also learn about easy to use tools and methods that you can apply in your teaching & learning practice.

Confirmed guest speakers include: Prof Rupert Wegerif of Cambridge University, Wayne Holmes - Unesco consultant around AI in Education, Asbjørn Følstad from SINTEF Norway, Andri Ioannou from CYENS Cyprus, Marita Skjuve of SINTEF, JJ Merelo from University of Granada, Jenni Whitfield from University of Leeds, Myles Blaney from Edinburgh University, Chris Dixon from Lancaster University amongst others.

Together, we are exploring the future role of chatbots in Higher Education, and we are inviting you to join us!

Program Overview

Check the registration page for full program details, and remember to register directly. Feel free to share the event with your colleagues, or spread the word to your professional network.

10.15-11.15 Keynote session "Chatbots, really?"

The keynote session is hosted by Edubots partner, Andri Ioannou from CYENS (Cyprus), where she will facilitate a conversation with Prof. Wegerif from Cambridge University (UK), and Senior Researcher Asbjørn Følstad from SINTEF (Norway). They will share their thoughts and vision for the future role of chatbots in education.

Prof. Wegerif leads the new initiative DEFI "Digital Education Futures Initiative" and his work focus on the role of dialogue and technology in learning. Asbjørn Følstad is a leading researcher in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, currently involved in a multi-year project called "Chatbots4Loyalty". We hope this will be an inspiring and thought-provoking start of the conference.

11.15 -12.00 Chatbots supporting the student journey

12.00 - 13.00 Lunch break and network opportunity

13.00 - 14.00 Chatbots in action

14.00 - 15.00 Exploring the role of chatbots in education

15.00 - 16.00 Understanding chatbots