Intelligent Learning Environments: 
Where Computer-Based Instruction meets, and tries hard to ignore, Artificial Intelligence

Benjamin Bell
Institute for Learning Technologies
Teachers College
Columbia University


We as technologists are becoming increasingly bold in our excursions into educational practice, armed with an advanced array of devices and with a daily menu of new markup languages. Applying these tools in a coherent way demands a theoretical grounding in reasoning and learning, or does it? Following the example set by some researchers within Artificial Intelligence, we can try to apply some principles of human reasoning derived from AI, leaving for later the deep questions surrounding artificial intelligence. In this talk I introduce several instructional frameworks that can trace their origins to AI, and present some works in progress at the Institute for Learning Technologies that instantiate these frameworks as instructional applications.

Luis Gravano