There is a considerable debate among educators, psychologist and above all PARENTS on these significant changes, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) might bring regarding Education.
AI and ML are emerging technologies, which are agued to be altering the way students learn, how institutions teach, and which efficient-educational tools to choose when it comes to the Education.
“It is expected that artificial intelligence in U.S. Education will grow by 47.5% from 2017-2021” according to the Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector report.
Teacher and AI working hand-in-hand:
There is no doubt that the presence of teachers is irreplaceable. However, once AI and ML mature, teachers' work will experience many positive changes, as these two tools convey:
They develop skills and help testing systems.
AI can help fill needs gaps in learning and teaching.
They allow schools and teachers to do more than ever before.
They drive efficiency, personalisation and automate admin tasks.
They allow teachers the time and freedom to provide human Soft Skills.
The collaboration of AI, ML and teachers, work for the best outcome for students.
They can tutoring and support outside the classroom.
They are capable of differentiated and individualised learning.
Adjusting learning based on an individual student’s particular needs has been a priority for educators for years. AI will allow a level of differentiation that is impossible for teachers who have to manage 30 students in each class:
These tools give students the challenges they are ready for.
Identifies gaps in knowledge and redirects to new topics when appropriate.
They facilitate Universal access for all students.
AI can help make global classrooms available to all including those who speak different languages or who might have visual or hearing impairments.
AI can help break down silos between schools and between traditional grade levels.
These machines can already grade multiple-choice tests.
It might be possible for AI and ML shortly, to read the expression on a student's face indicating difficulties to comprehension a subject and will modify a lesson to respond to that.
How are parents taking these changes in Education?
It is well known that parents are most of the times struggling to help their teenager with complex subjects as Algebra, so, if AI is there to support them, they will be more than eager to welcome AI and LM into their homes. Tutoring and studying are some other areas these tools will be of great help.
Which helpful tools you can find now?
An educator spends a remarkable amount of time grading homework and tests. AI can do quick work out of these tasks, automating these administrative tasks, making the space for teachers to spend with each student. AI and ML can make efficient work on enrollment and admissions processes.
Presentation Translator is a free plug-in for PowerPoint that creates subtitles in real time for what the teacher is saying. It also opens up possibilities for students who were absent, or who require learning at a different level or on a particular subject.
There are several companies such as Content Technologies and Carnegie Learning currently developing intelligent instruction design and digital platforms that use AI to provide learning and testing.
Final comments: Education might be a bit slower to the adoption of AI and ML, but the changes are beginning and will continue. There are many more AI applications for education that are being developed, including AI mentors for learners, further development of smart content and a new method of personal growth for educators through virtual global conferences.
Since the students of today will need to work in a future where AI and ML are the reality, it’s important that our educational institutions expose students to and use the Technology at hand.
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