NOLAI Reference Framework 2022

School administrators, school leaders, teachers, teacher trainers, academics and people from the business community work together to improve primary and secondary (special) education through AI in NOLAI. This requires a common language. This reference framework acts as our guide.

Key questions

Students learning and teachers teaching form the founding principles for NOLAI and its partners. Together, we answer the following questions:

  • How does the technology work? Or, rather, how does the smart technology work?
  • What does the technology have to offer? In other words, what forms of adaptivity are possible using smart technology?
  • Who is in charge? Or, to what extent is the teacher and/or smart technology in charge?

How does the technology work?

The way the AI works is the starting point for existing technologies and technologies to be developed. We generally distinguish between three components performed in conjunction: detection, interpretation and action.

What does the technology have to offer?

Smart technology deployed for learners, teachers and/or action differs in how it meets the targeted student learning needs. We distinguish adaptivity in terms of steps, tasks and curricula. Adaptivity usually focuses on supporting knowledge development, but it can be used for other learning functions too, such as self-regulation, emotion and motivation.

Who is in charge?

AI is better at some things, people are better at other things. Artificial and human intelligence can complement and reinforce each other. We therefore assume hybrid intelligence as a baseline: the meaningful combination of human and artificial intelligence. We distinguish between six levels in doing so: from not automated at all to fully automated education.

NOLAI Reference Framework 2022

Onderwijslab AI NOLAI

School administrators, school leaders, teachers, teacher trainers, academics and people from the business community work together to improve primary and secondary (special) education through AI in NOLAI. This requires a common language. This reference framework acts as our guide.

Nationaal Onderwijslab AI

Want to know more?

The complete reference framework (PDF) can be found on the Dutch version of this website. Want to know more? Feel free to get in touch at nolai [at] ru.nl.