DELFI2021 Workshop

Present and possible future(s) of inclusive EdTech and their applications in education and training

***CFP Deadline Extended***

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The COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 has made it particularly clear that efforts must be made to ensure that even persons without special needs have access to education. The use of digital technologies represents a great potential for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in learning and teaching processes. However, the rapid developments in 2020 seen in online education and particularly in “emergency remote teaching” call even more for technologies that consider the needs of persons with disabilities.

Researchers at HU Berlin and DFKI are currently working on various inclusion- and accessibility-related questions ranging from education in schools and universities to vocational training and rehabilitation. The respective projects also faced some challenges due to the pandemic situation and required finding new suitable solutions.


In this workshop, we would like to present current work of the research groups. Also, bringing together researchers from various disciplines, we want to discuss challenges that emerged during the pandemic situation and the potential of EdTech applications to address them.This workshop invites researchers to present related research and develop possible future(s) of digitally supported inclusive education and training. The following questions will guide the workshop. What specific needs and conditions should be met to provide successful technological support for inclusive (online) education? What developments are currently emerging in the field of assistive AI technologies? Which long-term implications can be derived for possible future developments?


Workshop topics might include, but are not limited to:

  • Individual needs and potentials in EdTech and AI to support inclusive education
  • Accessibility in and by EdTech and AI
  • Individual Adoption of EdTech and AI by persons with disabilities
  • Cooperative learning in an individualized educational reality
  • Conditions of successful EdTech application in inclusive education
  • Organisational development for EdTech implementation
  • Marginalized groups’ participation in EdTech design, development, implementation
  • Considering ELSI regarding AI applications for persons with disabilities
  • Forecast of possible scenarios of the use of AI-based assistance technologies for inclusive education and training