About this Research Topic
The concept of "Distributed Cognition" (DC) is of outstanding importance in face of (a) complex, intelligent processes inside and outside the human mind, (b) the need to see human cognition as only one of several components of intelligent systems and (c) the challenges for the holistic human and digital system to learn and change behavior in order to cope simultaneously with interconnected developments in e.g. digitalization, green deal, social transformation, faked news, (d) artificial intelligence (AI), deep learning, nano-computing, blockchains. big data. Research on DC for at least 30 years has specified many problems to be solved and produced selectively, singular solutions - but still, the heterogeneous conceptualization and modularization has to overcome. By means of current concepts and methods in cognitive, mathematical, computational, experimental, data and open sciences, DC will stimulate future developments in theoretical and empirical basis and applied research in cognitive and computer sciences, esp. wrt learning and behavior change.
In this Research Topic, we invite theoretical, empirical, and/or methodological papers that address topics related to 'Distributed Cognition‘ (DC) in learning and behavioral change based on human, digital and artificial cognition and intelligence (AI). Focusing on learning and behavioral change, some of the topics include, but are not limited to:
- Integrating valid former models into AI for DC
- DC in new domains
- AI-supported design thinking
- Autonomous robots/agents in unpredictable environments
- Interacting mirrored twin representations in DC
- Transforming the learning ecosystem using big data and deep learning
- Learner-centered AI-self-improving tutorial system
- Relationships between DC and distributed action
- AI for open access to digital content in DC
- AI in VR/AR-supported blended distributed learning
- Learning analytics based on AI and big data
- AI-based assessment in "the wild of DC"
- AI in detecting distributed cognitive biases and fallacies
- DC-view on AI in edu-tec
- DC theory as a tool for designing AI systems.
Keywords: Distributed Cognition, Learning, Behavioral Change, Artificial Intelligence, Human Intelligence, Deep Learning, Mathematical Modelling
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