- February 26, 2019
- Posted by: Jessica
- Category: Augmented Reality
We all are very well aware of how the present and future technologies going to change our perspective of doing the daily chores. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality is playing a huge role in almost every industry. Technologies are playing around us the Gmail email response prompter, Alexa in the home, the transcription of voicemails, automatic voice calls to the hairdresser for your next appointment and self-driving cars on the roads. One place where artificial intelligence is ready to make big changes (and in some cases already is) is in education.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning are going to change the educational tools and institutions and changing what the future might look like in education. As per the Artificial Intelligence Market in the US Education Sector report, it is expected that artificial intelligence in U.S. education will grow by 47.5% from 2017-2021. Although experts believe the critical presence of teachers is irreplaceable, there will be many changes to a teacher’s job and to educational best practices.
Below are just a few of the ways of those tools that will integrate Artificial Intelligence with them, will shape and define the educational experience of the future.
Artificial intelligence in the grading system
In college, grading homework and tests for large lecture courses are kind of laborious work which requires a lot of time and human power. Even in schools and lower classes, teachers often find that grading takes up a significant amount of time and same time could be used to interact with students, prepare for class, or work on interpersonal skills.
There is no doubt in this that Artificial Intelligence will not replace the presence of human teachers, but yes Artificial Intelligence can assist in many projects already in the works that use computer intelligence to help students and teachers get more out of the educational experience. By implementing the best attributes of machines and teachers, the vision for AI in education is one where they both work together for the best outcome of students. Currently, the students will need to be prepared for a future where Artificial Intelligence is the reality, it’s important that our educational institutions expose students to and use the technology and get prepared for the future.
Universal access for all students
Artificial intelligence tools can help make global classrooms available to all including those who don’t understand native languages or who might have visual or hearing disabilities. Presentation Translator is a free plug-in for PowerPoint that creates subtitles in real time for what the teacher is saying. These also open new opportunities for students who might not be able to attend school due to illness or who require learning at a different level or on a specific subject that isn’t available in their own school. Artificial Intelligence in education can help break down the wall between schools and between conventional grade levels.
Highlight where the course needs improvement
Teachers may not always be aware of gaps in their lectures and student understanding power, sometimes which leads towards confusions in the student mind. Artificial intelligence offers a method to solve that problem. Example, Coursera, a massive open online course provider, is already putting this into practice. If system found the wrong answer submission to the homework assignment, by the number of students, then it raises an alert to the teacher and gives future students a customized message that offers clues to the correct answer.
This Artificial Intelligence integrated system helps to fill in the gaps in explanation of various topics that can occur in courses, and helps to ensure that all students are building the same conceptual foundation. Rather than waiting to hear back from the teacher, students get instant response on submitted assignments that help them to understand a concept and remember how to do it correctly the next time around.
Educational software can be adapted to student needs
One way artificial intelligence will impact education is through the application of greater levels of individualised learning, to all standards. Few of this is already occurring through growing numbers of adaptive learning programs, games, and software. These systems respond to the requirement of the student, putting greater importance on certain topics, repeating things that students haven’t understand properly, and helping students to work at their own speed.
Such type of custom-made education could be a machine-assisted solution to helping students at many levels to work together in one classroom, with teachers making the learning process easy and offering help and support when required. Adaptive learning has already had a huge impact on education across the nation and as AI advances in the coming years, adaptive programs like these will likely only improve and expand.
Above mentioned are few use cases of AI, there are many other methods that are being developed including Artificial Intelligence applications for education that are being developed including AI mentors for learners, development of smart content and a smart way of personal development for educators through virtual global conferences. AI in Education might take time to the adoption of artificial intelligence and machine learning, but the changes are started already and will reflect shortly.