In today's world, intelligent systems play an important role in improving humankind's life standards and providing effective solutions for real-world-based problems. In this sense, such intelligent systems are the research outputs of the Artificial Intelligence field in Computer Science. Today, in many fields intelligent systems are widely used to obtain effective and accurate results for the problems encountered. At this point, education is one of the most remarkable fields in which lots of Artificial Intelligence-oriented research works are performed. When we consider the education field in terms of the latest technological developments, we can also see that the e-learning technique and more generally distance education approach are highly associated with the applications of Artificial Intelligence. Therefore, in this chapter the author explores the trends within the interaction between Artificial Intelligence and Distance Education. The chapter is a brief report on current trends of applications of “intelligent distance education” solutions. It also provides a short focus on the future possibilities of the relation of Artificial Intelligence and Distance Education.
Briefly, this chapter has been written on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Distance Education. So, before discussing about essential Artificial Intelligence applications for Distance Education, it is a good way to have enough knowledge on the related subjects, which are main components of the chapter.