Nowadays, educational technologies like learning management systems and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) have made it possible for teachers to scale up effective teaching methods and for students to have constant access to learning resources. However, these technologies don't completely transform the teacher's primary responsibilities, such as motivating learners, giving them feedback, or personalizing the program to their specific needs. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies have quickly become indispensable in our daily life. Education is one of the most prominent fields where these technologies are deployed. Conversational Agents (CAs) are one of the most widely used AI technologies for supporting teaching and learning activities. CAs’ integration into an e-learning system can deliver responses tailored to the individual needs of each learner, giving them the opportunity to learn at their own pace. In this work, based on the recent advancements in Natural Language processing (NLP) and deep learning techniques, we present an experimental use case of an educational AI Chatbot called ASLMAD, designed to teach high school students Algorithmics. The related chatbot has been deployed and tested at public schools in Morocco with the assistance of instructors from the Regional Center for Education and Training Professions of Souss Massa. The integration of ASMLAD into an intelligente classroom will not only create a supportive environment by creating positive interactions with students, it will also help students to be more motivated and accomplish greater academic goals.
Tarek Ait Baha, IBN ZOHR University, Morocco
Mohamed El Hajji, Centre Régional des Métiers de l'Education et de la Formation - Souss Massa, Morocco
Youssef Es-saady, IBN ZOHR University, Morocco
Hammou FADILI, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM), France