Artificial Intelligence In Education
Digital transformation is pushing the limits of artificial intelligence and machine learning to transform education in an unprecedented manner. We identified several key AI applications for education below:
1. Mastery Through Failures
Educators spend a lot of time on grading exams, assessing homework, and providing valuable responses to their students. But AI can be used to automate the grading tasks where multiple tests are involved. Actually, software providers are coming up with better ways of grading written answers and normal essays. Essentially allowing learning by failure with low stakes, students may take tests multiple times till mastery is gained.
2. Smart Content
Use of AI engine to extract, structure and analyse content. Teachers can condense lessons into smart study guides, flashcards and summary to facilitate students’ understanding and recollection.
Use of speech recognition software for students who has problems taking notes or following the pace of the class. Tutors can use the software to dictate lectures for later use or catalyse tedious tasks like document and email creation.
AI adaptive learning tools can track precisely how a student is progressing, and then harness those insights to serve up learning experiences designed specifically to help that particular student. Research indicates that instant feedback is one of the keys to successful tutoring.
The mastery method suggests that focus of instruction should be the time required for different students to learn the same material and achieve the same level of mastery. This is very much in contrast with traditional classroom, which focus more on differences in students’ ability and where all students are given approximately the same amount of time to learn. Therefore, in a mastery learning environment, the challenge becomes providing enough time and employing instructional strategies so that students will attain mastery.
4. Robot Teacher
Virtual digital assistant employs conversational technology to guide students in open-format responses that improve critical-thinking skills. The assistant also provides real-time feedback, one-to-one tutoring customised to student’s needs.