APSCE Webinar #43: How Students Can Creatively Use Chatbots to Create Simulations, Apps, and Much More

APSCE Webinar #43: How Students Can Creatively Use Chatbots to Create Simulations, Apps, and Much More

18 Mar 2024 Published Public 08:00:00 Europe/London (UTC+01:00) Online

Speaker:  Prof. Ken Kahn, University of Oxford, UK

Moderator: Prof. Ivica Boticki, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Curated by: APSCE Classroom, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technology-Enhanced Learning (CUMTEL) SIG

Date: 18 March 2024 (Monday)

Time: 08:00-09:00 (UTC+0)

Register (Before 16 March 2024): Register


Via conversations with chatbots such as ChatGPT even young students can design and create very capable web apps. They can not only use a laptop for this but also use voice interaction on tablets and smartphones. The apps themselves can target the capabilities of mobile devices. The focus of the webinar is app creation but other creative uses of chatbots will be discussed.

These include text-based historical reconstructions, generating and participating in conversations between famous historical figures, generating debates on any topic, creating stories that explore mathematical concepts and proofs, and illustrated stories.


Ken Kahn has been interested in Al and education for 50 years. His 1977 paper "Three interactions between Al and education" In E. Elcock and D. Michie, editors, Machine Intelligence 8: Machine Representations of Knowledge may be among the first publications on the topic. He received his doctorate from the MIT Al Lab in 1979. He designed and implemented ToonTalk, a programming language for children that looks and feels like a video game. He has developed a large collection of Al programming resources for school students (https://ecraft2learn.github.io/ai/). He recently retired as a senior researcher from the University of Oxford.

  • Recorded Session
  • Start Time
    18 Mar 2024 08:00:00 Europe/London (UTC+01:00)
  • Finish Time
    18 Mar 2024 09:00:00 Europe/London (UTC+01:00)
  • Location
Ken Kahn
University of Oxford
Ivica Boticki
University of Zagreb