Chatbots in Higher Education
Online Conference
June 22nd

Registration open!

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.

Scroll down to register and view the conference program.

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!

(By registering you will also be sent the recording in case you can't attend)

Preliminary agenda (Central European Time)

WELCOME 10.00 
Introduction to Edubots, and the conference, by consortium leader Lars Willner. 

10.15-11.15 Chatbots in education...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 senior research scientist 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 to the conference.

11.15 -12.00 Exploring the student journey with chatbot glasses on
PhD fellow Marita Skjuve from SINTEF
"From start to finish; Chatbots supporting students through their student journey" 
Followed by 15 minutes Q&A


13.00 - 14.00 CHATBOTS IN ACTION
JJ Merelo from University of Granada "Using telegram bots in class", 
Jenni Whitfield from University of Leeds "Can chatbots help humans break the ice?"
Followed by 15 minutes  Q&A

Session curated by Dr. Wayne Holmes, Unesco Consultant on AI in Education. 
Dr.Wayne Holmes "Ethical considerations of Chatbots" 
Myles Blaney from Edinburgh University "A bot journey"
Chris Dixon from Lancaster University "Introducing Ask LU – Aiding you on your student journey"
Followed by 15 minutes Q&A  

Gregor Jarisch from Differ.Chat & E.D.D.I "The art of building likable chatbots"
Loizos Michael from CYENS (Cyprus) "Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Chatbots"
Another speaker is to be announced shortly. 
Followed by 15 minutes  Q&A  

16.00 - 16.15 
Concluding remarks and end of conference


Edubots is an ongoing Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance, funded by the European Commission for 2019-2021. We welcome all Educators in Europe to join our learning community to participate in the project activities and make use of the research, free learning resources and free tools.