Technology is taking every industry by storm. There’s hardly any industry left that hasn’t been completely transformed by technology. One of the industries adjusting to the changes and disruptions of technology is the education sector.
Before institutes and organizations accepted technology, things were quite different. Teaching methods were just wrong for the students. Students would wait impatiently for the bell to ring so they could rush out of the classrooms and walk into freedom. They used to count every second until the lesson would end. Traditional methods of teaching had taken the exciting and fun subjects like STEAM, MATH, and ARTS, and turned students against them. Things were getting worse with each passing day. Then came the mobile explosion and teachers had to deal with smartphones, PSPs, and other devices for the students’ attention. Students were paying more attention to these devices than their teachers. Teachers spent their entire days trying to control the students and get them to take an interest in the subjects. They would go home exhausted and fatigued only to be confronted by the essays and other assignments that they had to check.
Some of them might have wished for a robot that would do their work for them.
Well, now it is completely possible and some institutes are implementing such measures to relieve their teachers and give them the latest and up to date data about their students.
How is that possible?
With the introduction of Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) in the education sector. AI has really made its way into the education sector in the last few days and experts are predicting that it will go a long way. They are also predicting that the use of AI in schools, colleges, and more will increase by a whopping 43% by 2022. Various Android and iOS apps are already in the market, catering to the students and their various needs. According to experts Android and iOS app development services are going to be in much demand and it is only going to increase.
Here are some ways that we can integrate AI into our studies and curriculums to get the best results for teachers as well as students.
Various Applications of AI in Education Sector
We are already interacting with AI, Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Processing (NLP) and more. We use voice searches; we have Alexa and other voice assistants, and more. We interact with chatbots when we interact with our favorite brands. We talk to Siri to find us a location, restaurant, set the alarm, or to play songs. The only thing remaining is to use the same technologies for teaching and leveraged learning.
Grading and Performance Evaluation
Ask any teacher what is the most time-taking and mind-numbing task in their profession and a majority of them will tell you about checking tests and grading students. Now, thanks to AI, you can easily introduce an app that has the power of automating this process for you and saving your time and efforts. This app would use data analytics and cognitive neuroscience to find out various things about a student. This could be a lack of vocabulary and knowledge, suggestions, and guidance for the future, and grading the test papers. Teachers will be able to view an overall class result as well as the individual results of every student. This will mostly be done through a Dashboard that only teachers and upper management can access.
Thanks to the advancements in technology, you can use AI for more than just checking the tests and grading the students. You can also check their handwriting. There are already various apps in the market that report that they can save more than 50% of the teachers’ time.
Personalized Curriculum for Every Child
Don’t you just hate it when you know a child will not be able to handle the current curriculum but you cannot do anything about it except for making him repeat the previous class? Or, once the school year starts, you find the need to take some of the students at a slower pace.
Whatever the reason, now you can create personalized and custom curriculums for each of your students. Thanks to AI, you can work with an app that will check the current skills of all the students and learn about their skills and abilities. Based on this data, it will suggest personalized curriculums for every individual. Also, through a smart algorithm, you can check each student and find out how they are interacting with the resources available to them. With this data, you can change the resources in real-time based on the students’ needs.
Interactive Teaching with AR
We all know that students learn better when they are given visual material to work with. Traditionally, books were the only format available to students with a few videos thrown in every now and then. Now teachers can provide Augmented Reality (AR) based lessons that will captivate and engage the students like nothing else. Apps that work on computer vision can produce digital images over static backgrounds. Instead of showing the students how a volcano works, you will be able to show them. Similarly, take your students on a trip to the moon with VR and AR technology. Let them see what the astronauts see on the moon and let them make their own findings.
The world is fast moving towards smart solutions to age-old problems. AI is the perfect way to achieve that in the education sector. Thanks to AI, students can get an education that was never possible before.