Artificial Intelligence, Education and Learning

Artificial intelligence has become more than just a buzzword in the twenty-first century. Although the presence of robot fruit sellers on streets is not a reality as of yet, though AI is playing a significant role in our daily lives. Artificial intelligence is impacting every industry and education industry is not an exception, with the availability of AI the education sector is becoming more strengthened for students as well as for teachers. Here are some of the major areas of education/learning that would be significantly impacted by AI. 

Reduction of Manual work– Teachers, on an average day spend almost 45 minutes checking homework, test papers and doing other forms of manual work. Artificial Intelligence can reduce this time significantly and this time can be used by teachers to instruct the students and for the growth of the students. AI is yet not capable of replacing the human teachers because it is yet not sophisticated enough to scrutinize the subjective form of questions, but the objective form of tests can be conducted easily with the help of artificial intelligence. The other clerical form of administrative work can easily be done with AI. 

This reduction of manual work would give teachers time to give more personal time to students who require it, a small amount of needed focus can improve a student’s performance significantly.

Adaptive, Interactive and Personalized Learning– The teaching methodology at present fails to adapt to individual student levels as the same teacher gives the same lessons to all the students, in such a scenario, students with slow capturing power fail to match the whole class performance. Artificial Intelligence is fixing this problem in the education sector, AI-enabled measurement systems and instruction materials are capable of adapting to the student’s learning speed, which allows teachers to identify the learning gap among the students and contributes to enhanced learning for the students. 

Instant Feedback– Students’ performance in an academic calendar can be significantly improved by providing feedback on the performance. Teachers require time to assess the student test papers which delays the feedback-process. Artificially Intelligent testing platforms can provide instant feedback on student performance that would speed the process of taking action on weak areas.

Access to Global Classrooms– Artificial can make the global classroom a reality, with the availability of real-time translator plug-ins students can be a part of classrooms that are conducted in a different language to the languages known to them. This would make learning more enriching and diverse. Physically unfit or ill students would also be able to attend classes from their homes and won’t sacrifice on learning due to medical conditions. 

Economical Benefits– The money spent on paper for conducting tests and other administrative work can be saved with the help of artificial intelligence. The reduction in expenses can allow schools to restructure their fee-structures and as a consequence would make education less expensive.

Artificial Intelligence can make education available to all in the near future.

What are the ways in which you see AI impacting Education and Learning?

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