On the afternoon of September 5th, Vice President and Professor Guangming Shi, was invited to participate in a large-scale online conference organized by Goethe-Institut China and the Beijing French Cultural Center of French Embassy in China，Cultural and Education Cooperation Office .This forum focused on “How multimedia tools make language learning tangible” and discussed the changes made by the Internet and multimedia tools to language learning, as well as the impact of virtual reality technology on language learning in the future.
In his report, Vice President Guangming Shi introduced the exploration and practice of the Artificial Intelligence + Education mode of Xidian University to Chinese and foreign participants. He talked about the exploration of the intelligent education mode from three aspects: what is intelligent education, why to develop intelligent education, and how to develop intelligent education. Then, from the four aspects of promoting the “dual-teacher(Artificial Intelligence+Human Intelligence) classroom” teaching mode, creating a “self-service experiment” environment, carrying out “speculative teaching” classrooms, constructing a “process assessment” evaluation system and recommending services, Vice President Shi introduced in detail the practical case of Xidian University in the intelligent education mode. He advocated educators around the world strengthening cooperation to promote and actively explore Artificial Intelligence + Education, and make positive contributions to the education of mankind.
Laurence Schmoll, Professor of Department of Applied Linguistics and Language Teaching Method, University of Strasbourg, Su Cai, Deputy Director of The Joint Laboratory for Mobile Learning, Ministry of Education-China Mobile Communications Corporation, and Director of VR/AR+ Education Laboratory, Karsten Senkbeil, researcher of Institute of Intercultural Communication, University of Hildesheim, also attended this forum and made reports.
With the theme of “Language Learning in the Digital Era”, this conference conducted in-depth discussions on related topics. Nearly 30 experts from German-speaking countries, France and China attended the conference. They came from multiple research areas such as applied linguistics, cognitive science, （machine）translation, artificial intelligence and computer linguistics, cross-cultural communication, digital education, virtual reality language learning, etc.