How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Education

What kind of education do we want in the future?

Artificial Intelligence will change human lives.
Artificial Intelligence will change human lives.

It is currently 2020, and we can no longer disregard the remarkable advancements that Artificial Intelligence (AI) has made in each aspect of society, especially education. Although AI has yet to completely conquer the classroom (at least officially), it has positively settled its presence; in fact, students and teachers are utilizing AI each time they fire up a mobile phone application or an internet browser. Starting now and further into the foreseeable future, AI will become a necessary facet of our lives.

AI in movies tells stories of science fiction and futuristic worlds.
AI in movies tells stories of science fiction and futuristic worlds.

The word AI may have you reminiscing over some of your favorite movies, like Star Wars and Robot, where the robots in the film developed human senses such as the ability to think, feel, and move independently. Amazingly, Artificial Intelligence is no longer science fiction; it will be crucial for our regular daily existences, including education. As we use tools like Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, we are simply starting to see the conceivable outcomes of AI in training.

Housman (2018), “AI is capable of two things: (1) automating repetitive tasks by predicting outcomes on data that has been labeled by human beings, and (2) enhancing human decision-making by feeding problems to algorithms developed by humans”

Today, 6 major contributions are showing how AI is changing education:

Ongoing student’s evaluation and course appraising.

The customary technique for grading appears to be biased based on the student-teacher relationship, and henceforth prompts inconsistency. Additionally, regardless of moving from paper to online studies, there has been minimal improvement in the feedback process. Presently, AI permits students’ experiences to be followed continuously and their skill acquisition to be measured regularly along the learning pathway. For instance, UTIFEN sends personalized feedback to students as they follow their learning pathways. Not only is the input personalized, but it also offers support and custom-made recommendations. Furthermore, schools are to utilizing AI-based applications to identify plagiarism in students’ work. For instance, Turnitin returns degrees of plagiarism in student’s work when they “turn it in.” It shows the precise line that has most likely been copied, the possible sources, and the rates of these sources that have been plagiarized.

Adaptive learning

Adaptive learning is another significant AI pattern. In this case, AI is utilized to coordinate students with education environments that are fitted to their requirements, learning style, and qualities; it permits students to learn at their own pace on their own time. This results in an educational experience that is all the more fitted to you as an individual and augments what you can get from each class. AI has likewise helped students in finishing schoolwork that suits their scholarly abilities and challenges and permits teachers to customize and enhance their courses. This is possibly AI’s most prominent blessing to education.

AI is changing education.
AI is changing education.

Greater interaction between students and academic content

Duolingo, a language learning stage dependent on AI and voice acknowledgment, is a well-known learning partner with over 200 million clients around the world. Thousands of educators use it to liven their language classes, and these numbers are just expected to rise. Another model is the chatbot, posterity of the original savvy speakers like HomePod, Amazon Echo, and Google Home. A chatbot can perceive the client’s language and mimic human conversation. Other language learning stages, for example, ELSA (in English), offer customized help with pronunciation skills.

Watson, the Teacher Assistant

AI classroom assistants allow for better instruction through help instead of content transmission. Yet, no doubt about it, the teachers remain the star of the classroom, while AI assumes a supporting role by dealing with complex advanced assignments. It can also identify students’ moods to help adjust teaching practices. Likewise, AI assists with automatic correction of certain kinds of schoolwork, freeing up teachers’ time for other tasks.

AI teaching assistants will change the course of education.
AI teaching assistants will change the course of education.

Immersive Environment or Virtual Reality

These profoundly intelligent, three-dimensional virtual worlds urge students to engage with course material. For instance, the educational game Assassin’s Creed lets students learn history as they “live” through detailed historical circumstances and accomplish interesting missions. Interactive experiences as such have positive effects on learning and allow for better classroom management. AI transforms education into a universally accessible tool, paying little mind to one’s present area. With AI, you will no longer be. limited by the quality of educational organizations in your region and can actively gain knowledge in any field that you find interesting or relevant.

Data collection, storage, and security

AI’s cloud technology permits obtaining, organizing, examining, and providing knowledge from enormous amounts of data while still keeping them secure. This addresses both ethical and educational issues.

AI will most definitely make a genuine contribution to scholarly achievement, but it is important to keep in mind that the teachers’ job will stay as central as ever. In terms of the benefits for education, AI is neither a panacea nor the Holy Grail; rather, it’s a tool with immense potential waiting to be unlocked. We ought not to restrict ourselves to a straightforward utilitarian vision of AI; we have the liberty to envision how learning can be supported and changed. Eventually, AI will expand its reach beyond the common classroom and create a greater understanding and respect between all people.

Ideally, we will continue to observe the incredible developments occurring inside the educational sector concerning the utilization of AI-innovation. AI will soon be a major element incorporated into the future of regular society, so isn’t it about time we prepare our teachers for it?

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