- Research on the design, optimization and assessment ways of new learning environments, develop key technologies of learning environmental engineering and offer smart learning solutions for popularizing rapidly.
- Build smart learning theories, explore methods and ways for information technology and education to blend with each other, provide an international exchange and cooperation platform for smart learning research.
- Probe into the features and laws of school education, community education, corporate learning and study in public places, aims at supporting the construction of learning-oriented society and smart cities.
- Expand pilot sites and experimental schools to explore the features of informationized teaching and future schools’developmen patterns, accelerating the reforms and innovations of education.
Virtual Reality in EducationResearch on identities of students in virtual reality, reliable environments, interactive patterns of students-devices-environments and characteristics of cognitive processes. The design and assessment of VR classrooms, the design and application of instructional resources, the language learning in multiple users’ virtual environment (MUVE) and the models of teaching in VR environment are also the focus of this research.
Cloud Computing in EduccationResearch in the space will focus on exploring educational cloud based platforms, pedagogical research of cloud-based technologies, cloud computing engines, visualization of educational data as well as research and development of virtual experimental platforms and self-adaptation assessment service based on cloud technologies.
Internet of Things in EducationResearch will focus on intelligent sensors and digital labs, including developing equipment to assist senior cognition, expanding human learning skills and knowledge integration, and utilizing intelligent technologies to design, implement and optimize school environment (including classroom, campus, school district).
Knowledge TechnologyResearch will be carried out on knowledge ontology libraries for K-12 schools, knowledge map construction, knowledge visualization, knowledge modeling and diagnosis of students and teachers in primary and high schools.
ICT-based TechnologyResearch on the learning characteristics of students in digital environments. The research will also focus on designing and demonstrating new technologies in classroom teaching, capacity building to increase teachers’ professional competency in ICT-based environments, and evaluating new products, new technologies and new methods in smart education.
Big Data in EducationFocus on (1) collecting, clearing, storing and analyzing big data and their visual presentation; (2) designing and developing learning-analysis systems based on big data in education; (3) building large-scale applications of big data in education and its related issues such as information security, ethics, policy and regulations, and so on.