Speculative Plausible Future Design of an AI eLearning Application for a Vocational Institution in Tokyo



Artificial Intelligent eLearning Application, Augmenting Space, English Conversation Skill, Plausible Futures, Speculative Design, Vocational Institution, Tokyo


This study applied a speculative design concept to define a cone of plausible futures for Artificial intelligence (AI) eLearning application of English conversational skills installed by 1,229 students at a vocational institution in Tokyo, Japan. The AI eLearning application was designed to give students an immersive learning experience in an augmented learning space that would have been difficult to realize in physical space since the COVID-19 pandemic. The input for the assessment of the plausible future was in-depth interview results from 25 students and teachers, with the subsequent analysis conducted using framework foresight. The key was to determine a definition for a cone of plausible futures and define the plausibility limits for the baseline, alternative and preferred futures. This paper describes how the speculative design concept was applied to the AI eLearning application to transform the created cone of plausible future findings into practical implementation goals. Education potential in the post COVID-19 pandemic needs to adopt augmented learning space by applying the power of multiple technologies based on computer artificial intelligence.


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How to Cite

P. Vate-U-Lan and Y. Takahashi, “Speculative Plausible Future Design of an AI eLearning Application for a Vocational Institution in Tokyo ”, Int J Edu Comm Tech, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 23–33, Jan. 2023.



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