Thematic mapping is a dynamic tool used to better understand, analyze, make decisions, and communicate information on a given topic. In our case, we’re focusing on AI in education. The goal of this platform is to catalogue and present the tools and projects on the application and scope of artificial intelligence in education, at the local, regional, provincial, and even international level. This is a dynamic inventory organized using labels, or indicators. You can browse through our database using our interactive map, a search engine, or simplified list.
One cannot ignore the societal shifts and the new opportunities digital technology brings forth in education. It is also impossible to turn a blind eye to the ever-increasing presence of artificial intelligence (AI) in all areas of society, especially in education. AI is indeed prevalent in this field, particularly through smart phone apps or search engines learners and teachers use on a daily basis.
To strengthen the scientific nature of the Interactive Mapping of AI in Education, we have created an ontology of digital technology in education—and, by the same token, of AI in education—to categorize the different initiatives. What is an ontology of digital technology in education? In a nutshell, it is a structured set of terms and concepts that represent a subject—in our particular case, digital technology and AI in education. At this time, the Mapping is only available in French. The English version will be available soon.