Effectiveness of Story-based Visual and Agile Teaching Method for Non-technical Adult Learners Who Want to Understand Artificial Intelligence

Keisuke Seya, Nobuyuki Kobayashi, Seiko Shirasaka

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Abstract

This study proposes and evaluates an effective teaching method for non-technical adults who want to understand artificial intelligence (AI). As the number of non-technical business professionals who want to improve their participation in technical discussions is increasing, it becomes important to find effective teaching methods for non-technical adults who need to understand core technical concepts in which they are involved reasonably. The proposed teaching method utilizes the active use of visual feedback and agile practices to overcome the challenges the adult learners face. In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of the proposed teaching method by the open coding method to analyze the free-form responses and by the paired t-test over the responses to the questions asked to the participants before and after the lecture. We found that this teaching method effectively supported the learners to understand the basic technical concepts of AI within one or two-day time frame. We also confirmed the non-technical adult learners had significantly changed their attitude toward understanding AI from initially negative to positive with a good expectation of success in understanding AI, which is one of the important outcomes for the learners as the expectancy-value theory predicts their future performance on understanding AI.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 8th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages768-774
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126272
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul
Event8th IIAI International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2019 - Toyama, Japan
Duration: 2019 Jul 72019 Jul 11

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2019 8th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2019

Conference

Conference8th IIAI International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2019
CountryJapan
CityToyama
Period19/7/719/7/11

Keywords

  • adult learners
  • agile method
  • artificial intelligence
  • programming
  • storytelling
  • technology education
  • visual method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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    Seya, K., Kobayashi, N., & Shirasaka, S. (2019). Effectiveness of Story-based Visual and Agile Teaching Method for Non-technical Adult Learners Who Want to Understand Artificial Intelligence. In Proceedings - 2019 8th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2019 (pp. 768-774). [8992833] (Proceedings - 2019 8th International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2019). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/IIAI-AAI.2019.00157