Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Tide Over Education Crisis
Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Tide Over Education Crisis
This article sheds some light on how Artificial Intelligence can be used by the educators all across the globe to tide over the educational crisis.
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Artificial intelligence technology in education is no more the future, it is the present. We are already witnessing the impact of technology in the education sector. Increased uses of digital devices, adaptive learning platforms, and engaging lessons have transformed the learning as well as teaching processes. With the help of artificial intelligence technology, the educators today are working on creating activities that can not only ignite the curiosities among the students, but can make their learning experience a memorable one.
Although AI can never replace the human teachers, it has successfully given a whole new meaning to the roles and responsibilities of a teacher. Today, a teacher’s job demands them to have tremendous levels of empathy, organizational skills, and talents. Artificially intelligent systems can enable the teachers to take advantage of the technology in ways that can benefit them. This article sheds some light on how Artificial Intelligence can be used by the educators all across the globe to tide over the educational crisis.
Individualized Learning Through Artificial Intelligence
The adaptive nature of artificial intelligence makes it a perfect fit for enhancing the learning process of the students. We all know that every student has a different learning capacity and caliber, but still, they have to learn together at an equal pace in the classrooms. With artificial intelligence, it is now possible to create adaptive digital learning systems that can allow the students to explore, experience, get involved in a subject, and learn completely at their own pace.
With the help of intelligent tutoring systems such as the Carnegie Learning, teachers are able to provide one-to-one tutoring sessions to the students. These systems use learning analytics and allow the teachers to work with each student of the class based on their strengths and weaknesses in a subject, hence, providing a meaningful learning experience to the students.
Enhancing the Learning Process With Customized Content
Nowadays, the students can take online assignment help anytime and clarify their doubts regarding the assignments and the subjects that they find difficult. But, generally, they are asked to read, revise, and learn the concepts from their textbooks first. This whole process of reading the chapters and taking notes from the textbooks can be quite time consuming for the students. With artificial intelligence, learning and mastering the content has become much easier for the students.
Cram101 from CTI Technologies is a tool that can turn any textbook chapters into small study guides, chapter summaries, true-false, and multiple choice questions practice sets. The main purpose of this tool is to break down the textbook chapters into small bite-sized pieces of information, which the students can retain easily. It not only saves the precious time of the students but also makes them learn the whole content without making the learning process appear intimidating to them.
Constant Feedback for an Effective Classroom Environment
Artificial intelligence not only allows the educators to create personalized lessons for the students, but it also helps them enhance their teaching process with real-time feedback systems. The intelligent tutoring systems are designed in a way that they can analyze the students’ progress in the course and point out the elements where they need more attention. They then generate a student growth report, which acts as a great tool for the teachers as they can then enhance their teaching methods as per the students’ requirements.
Another important aspect of AI is taking the students’ individualized feedback about the course. Artificial intelligence systems today are capable of doing this task on behalf of the educational institutions. These systems interact with the students and generate a customized feedback report for the educators based on students’ inputs. This can also help the educators in enhancing the course curriculum and teaching methodologies.
Better Collaboration Among the Students and the Teachers
We understand that students often require homework help and some additional guidance on the subjects. Artificial intelligence not only provides a better learning platform for the students but also allows them to collaborate and learn from different educators and students all across the globe.
Brainly is such a platform for the students where they can discuss homework problems and classroom questions with each other. The students and subject experts on this platform can collaborate easily to provide answers to different queries about the subjects. Not only this, but artificial intelligence has made it possible for the students to connect with their teachers and classmates via digital platforms. They can ask questions, collaborate, share information, and get classroom updates easily.
Helping the Present Day Teacher
Machines cannot be used instead of a human teacher, but they can be used to assist and simplify the redundant tasks of a teacher. We always see that teachers are generally very busy all the time in correcting the assignments, taking students queries, marking papers, preparing the results, and so on. With artificial intelligence, all these tasks can be automated.
Thus, reducing a lot of burden from the teachers’ shoulders and allowing them to truly concentrate on making the learning experience better for the students. The artificial intelligence teaching assistant Jill Watson was created with a similar intention to reduce the pressure on the teachers. This chatbot automated the question and answer process for the students.
Artificial Intelligence in Every Classroom
Artificial intelligence plays a big role in simplifying the basic teaching tasks. It can help in enhancing the quality of education. It can allow the educators to address the learning gaps of every student and work on them individually. A similar idea is presented by Rose Luckin and her co-authors in a recent paper called "Intelligence Unleashed."
Imagine a classroom equipped with language processors, physiological sensors, speech, and gesture recognition technologies. These tools can provide all the necessary information to the teachers about why a student is not able to participate fully in a classroom. Thus, helping them create better lesson plans and teaching strategies. The students can also work on themselves as they will know where they are lagging behind. AI can make them a master of their own learning process and successful in academia.
The emergence of many classroom-based artificial intelligent tools is making the teaching as well as the learning process more productive. However, to leverage its benefits fully, our education system needs more teachers who are well-equipped and familiar with the working process of such tools. One more thing to take note here is that the teaching process should not totally rely on the artificial intelligence technology if we do not want to lose the "human connection" aspect of teaching. What do you think? Can Artificial Intelligence really help the underfunded and overloaded classrooms?
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