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DOI:   10.3217/jucs-018-18-2542


The ShanghAI Lectures: A Global Education Project on Artificial Intelligence

Nathan Labhart (University of Zurich, Switzerland)

BĂ©atrice S. Hasler (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel)

Andy Zbinden (SWITCH, Switzerland)

Andreas Schmeil (University of Lugano, Switzerland)

Abstract: We present a global education project in Artificial Intelligence (AI) called the "ShanghAI Lectures": A lecture series held annually via videoconference among 15 to 20 universities around the globe. The lectures are complemented by a novel three-dimensional collaborative virtual environment for international student teamwork, and a web-based resource designed as a knowledge base and for community building. This paper summarizes the lessons learned from the first edition of the ShanghAI Lectures, which may guide future global teaching and learning projects of this kind.

Keywords: 3D collaborative virtual environments, global teaching, intercultural learning, videoconference

Categories: L.2.7, L.3.0, L.3.5, L.3.6, L.5.0, L.6.1, L.6.2